Social Democrats Housing spokesperson and Dublin Bay North TD, Cian O’Callaghan, has reacted to the outcome of tonight’s resounding vote on the Oscar Traynor Road lands at a Dublin City Council meeting.

Deputy O’Callaghan said:

“I hope this vote signals a new direction for housing policy in Dublin. The message is clear – people want to see housing that is affordable on public land.

“State-owned sites like the one on Oscar Traynor Road offer a great opportunity to build homes that are genuinely affordable to buy or rent. This opportunity cannot be wasted by selling public land to private developers.

“The result of the councillors’ vote should be a wakeup call for the Council Executive and the Department of Housing. Proposals that do not maximise the number of cost rental, social and affordable purchase homes on State-owned land will not be passed.

“Future proposals for this site and others must be shaped by this decision.”

November 16, 2020

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