Candidate for Dublin Bay North

Cian is the SocDems Spokesperson on Energy and Climate Change. Prior to becoming a councillor, Cian graduated with a Masters degree from UCD. He has also studied social policy and healthcare economics. Since 2009, Cian has been an elected Councillor for Baldoyle, Sutton and Howth on Fingal County Council. Cian has been very active working with residents in newer housing developments where concerns about pyrite and fire safety defects have emerged.

He is a strong advocate for improving regulation and oversight of builders and developers so that people can have peace of mind in their homes.
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“I joined the Social Democrats because the party has a serious plan for the long-term that will give people security in the areas of health, housing and employment.”

“I joined the Social Democrats because of their plan for the long-term that will give people security in the areas of health, housing and employment.”

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When I am out campaigning, hearing stories from both older and younger generations I feel we can do much better in terms of healthcare and housing.

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14 hours ago

Cian O'Callaghan

****Stolen AED**** today as we did our weekly checks on the public AEDs we have found that the public AED at the happy out cafe at the wooden bridge in Clontarf as been stolen.

We at Raheny CFR group are devastated that this is the second AED that has been stolen that we have launched.

We are shocked that people think it's acceptable to take these life saving pieces of equipment. the community and companies have supported us heavily with fundraising for these AEDs.

A investigation has been started with Clontarf Garda station. Please call the Garda station or contact us directly on this page if you have any information.

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5 days ago

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This meeting taking place tomorrow evening in Baldoyle will be of interest to parents whose children will be going to second level in the coming years: ... See MoreSee Less

This meeting taking place tomorrow evening in Baldoyle will be of interest to parents whose children will be going to second level in the coming years:

2 weeks ago

Cian O'Callaghan

Very substantial changes to the bus network are being proposed by the National Transport Authority for our area:

• The 31 (N6) would run between Howth and DCU (via Howth Road, Brookwood Avenue, Beaumont Hospital) and operate every 15 mins – passengers for the city centre would transfer either at Raheny Dart Station or the Artane roundabout on the Malahide Road

• The 29A (Route 60) would operate every 15 minutes between Baldoyle and the City Centre via Donaghmede

• The 17A (N8) would operate between Howth Junction and Charlestown Shopping Centre every 10 minutes

• D buses would operate every 5 minutes on the Malahide Road between Clongriffin and Crumlin via the Malahide Road and South Quays in the city centre

The National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus will be conducting a public consultation process between July 16th and September 14th on their plans.
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Very substantial changes to the bus network are being proposed by the National Transport Authority for our area:

• The 31 (N6) would run between Howth and DCU (via Howth Road, Brookwood Avenue, Beaumont Hospital) and operate every 15 mins – passengers for the city centre would transfer either at Raheny Dart Station or the Artane roundabout on the Malahide Road

• The 29A (Route 60) would operate every 15 minutes between Baldoyle and the City Centre via Donaghmede 

• The 17A (N8) would operate between Howth Junction and Charlestown Shopping Centre every 10 minutes 

• D buses would operate every 5 minutes on the Malahide Road between Clongriffin and Crumlin via the Malahide Road and South Quays in the city centre 

The National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus will be conducting a public consultation process  between July 16th and September 14th on their plans.

 

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What an absolute joke of a system. The Sutton side of the hill being ignored as always. Why no direct route to the city centre. There has barley been a system and what was left is now gone. Disgraceful

That is absolute rubbish how are my children supposed to get to school in Mount Temple when the bus no longer goes direct to town via howth road. That means getting on a bus to go 2km down the road to swap to another bus and no doubt chatgwd again.

If you take a 31 to the City Centre mid-morning mid-week, you'll see it full of people using their senior citizen travel passes. This proposal would see them having to get off at Raheny, transfer to the DART and make their way along Talbot Street to get to their current destination. This proposal need to take account of all customers of public transport, skewed towards those who have fewer alternatives.

Dat terrible for Howth people no direct bus to city centre what a joke its a straight run in now they want you to get off & wait for another bus dats 2 bus to the city .... dats a joke ..

Heard on the radio this morning and the point is to bring in routes that go round the city with more frequent buses / darts into the centre and supposedly while you’ll have to change if going into town it is going to be faster because they can increase frequency on fewer routes into town while also making it more accessible to get to different areas that are not currently connected. It is a radical change to the way buses work and not a definite - just a consultation at this stage.

It,s a joke especially as Howth is now one on the favored destinations by tourists visiting Dublin. Off peek dart services are often longer than twenty minutes apart and seem to close down most bank holidays for essential services !! Really feel Howth is being let down by the powers that be in local government re. Development planning, services, and now transport system !!!

The current 104 bus goes once an hour, termtime, between Clontarf and DCU, via Beaumont. It's not a great service as it's so slow. Last year a 31 D went from Baldoyle (perhaps Howth?) via Killester straight down Collins Ave to DCU. Much better service. If the 31 is going to serve Beaumont AND DCU it's a pretty crap bus route.

Thanks cian , only politician in our area I've seen to care and update us on the change!

Every 5 minutes on the main line I like it. If DB comes through on that we will finally have a modern system. And no, you can't have direct buses to everywhere.

That’s a disastrous planned route, the 31 needs to stay as is.

What a F...ing joke, why change something that works

No direct bus from Howth to City Centre, that's awful. Why is there no bus route from Howth straight to City Centre via Coast Road Clontarf ?? Shorten people's journey into City Centre too.

Have ANY of these 'decision makers' actually physically travelled on these routes ??? The 29a takes almost an hour to get to the centre from Baldoyle.. they have removed the 32b from service so anyone in Baldoyle/ Grange estates working in Portmarnock have no public transport route to get to there unless they walk to the village.. it's a joke

Would the N8 serve DCU like the 17A did? The 17A was literally only used by welfare card holders and DCU/ITB students, so why not keep serving those colleges? They're the only fare paying passengers! What's the point of the N6 serving DCU via Beaumont hospital? It's enough of a joke that the 17A, the only bus I can get to DCU, also serves two hospitals. It makes the bus stupidly late most of the time.

Huge community in Howth who take 31 bus to town. Would be a disaster to re route this service.

Wait - no direct bus between Howth and city centre anymore??

I think the first Dart arriving in Howth on Sundays is about 10.15. This is a crazy plan. Where is the Minister Shane Ross and what are his views.

I actually think it’s a pretty decent plan, particularly for DCU students or anyone who works/studies in that area , or anywhere along the way

Bloody ludicrous and can't believe they are going ahead with this. Why can't they leave things alone if it's not broken.

Great news. I hope this goes well.

That’s just ridiculous

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