Meet Cian

Cian O’Callaghan is Deputy Leader of the Social Democrats and a TD for Dublin Bay North.

Cian’s top priority is to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis. Since his election to the Dáil, he has consistently held the Government to account over their failure to deal with record levels of rents, record levels of homelessness, and the record numbers of people in their twenties and thirties still living in their childhood bedrooms.

Cian has used his time in the Dáil to present practical solutions to the housing crisis. He has put forward motions with constructive proposals on tackling vacancy and increasing homeownership. He has also introduced bills to put a stop to land speculation, increase the delivery of social and affordable homes, ban exploitative sex for rent practices and give greater protections to renters.

Cian is proud to represent the people of Dublin Bay North who have put their trust in him to fight for a better and fairer society.

We do not have time for any more excuses or promises. The status quo is not working. We need a radical change of direction. We need to build homes where children can grow up and people can grow old. Communities that will thrive and not just survive.

Cian’s Priorities

  • Radically increase the delivery of social and affordable housing.
  • Eradicate homelessness using a ‘Housing First’ strategy.
  • Increase protections for renters so they do not live in constant fear of eviction.
  • Incorporate environmental sustainability into all aspects of housing delivery and design.
  • Build cohesive communities with excellent amenities that will thrive in the years to come.

Get in touch

cian.ocallaghan@oireachtas.ie

(01) 618 3057

Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

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