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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Increasingly dysfunctional rental market contributing to record homelessness levels

Minister for Housing must immediately reinstate ban on no-fault evictions  An increasingly dysfunctional rental market is contributing to record levels of homelessness, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: The latest figures show there are now 12,441 people living in homeless emergency accommodation. This is the […]

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Ripped-off tenants would benefit from a rent register

Housing Minister is presiding over a dysfunctional rent control system and an under-resourced Residential Tenancies Board The latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board is further evidence that rents in Ireland are out of control, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “By the end of […]

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Threshold report highlights harsh realities of renting in Ireland

Findings show that majority of tenants are renting through necessity, not choice The latest Tenant Sentiment report from Threshold highlights the harsh realities of renting in Ireland today, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s spokesperson on housing, said: “The findings of today’s Threshold report are predictably grim. While […]

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Discrepancy in rough sleeper figures must be explained

Half of rough sleepers recorded by homeless outreach team excluded from official figures Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan has asked the Government to explain why not all rough sleepers have been counted in official figures published by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “An article published by […]

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RTB figures highlight need for eviction ban to be reinstated

The Residential Tenancies Board has revealed there were 4,753 eviction notices issued between January and March this year  New figures released by the Residential Tenancies Board highlight the need for the Government to immediately reinstate the eviction ban, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “The […]

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Home ownership rates have dropped further under this Government

Social Democrats to introduce motion seeking a reversal of housing policies that have contributed to a collapse in home ownership levels  The census results published today paint a disheartening picture of the struggles faced by people hoping to buy a place of their own, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is […]

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