Unlocking the Future: Social Democrats launch Alternative Budget 2024

Housing, children and climate take centre stage Read the full Alternative Budget here Housing, children and climate action are the main focus of the Social Democrats’ Alternative Budget, ‘Unlocking the Future’, which is published today. The party’s key priorities for 2024 include: Deliver 10,000 affordable homes next year – a near doubling of the Government’s […]

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Government presides over shameful rise in number of children becoming homeless

There has been a 47 per cent rise in the number of children becoming homeless since this Government took office, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s deputy leader and housing spokesperson, said: “The latest figures show there are now 12,691 people living in homeless emergency accommodation. Tragically, 3,895 […]

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Home ownership dreams shattered by widening affordability gap

New figures revealing that the average price of a three-bed semi-detached house nationally now exceeds €300,000 shows that home ownership has become increasingly out of reach for prospective buyers, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, the party’s deputy leader and housing spokesperson, said: “The Real Estate Alliance Average House Price Index paints […]

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Government presides over shameful rise in number of adults still living with their parents

Failure to provide enough affordable housing has left a generation unable to make their own start in life Census results released today show that the number of adults still living with their parents has skyrocketed under this Government, according to Social Democrats deputy leader Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: […]

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Lack of protections for renters contributing to record homelessness levels

Housing Minister must immediately reinstate no-fault eviction ban Lack of basic protections for renters is contributing to record levels of homelessness, according to Social Democrats deputy leader Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “The latest figures show there are now 12,847 people living in homeless emergency accommodation. This is the […]

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Government inaction is exposing vulnerable renters to sexual exploitation

There must be consequences for anyone attempting to sexually exploit people who are desperately trying to put a roof over their heads  A shocking RTÉ Investigates report will this week lay bare the consequences of the Government’s failure to protect renters from sexual exploitation, according to Social Democrats deputy leader Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who […]

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Housing for All progress report is an exercise in political spin

People need to see an emergency response to the housing crisis, not pointless reports The latest Housing for All progress report shows that the Government continues to be in denial about the scale of the crisis, according to Social Democrats deputy leader Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s spokesperson on housing, said: “This […]

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