Cllr Eoin Ó Broin joins Social Democrats

by Rachel Cunningham
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The Social Democrats co-leaders, Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall, have extended their welcome to South Dublin County Councillor, Eoin Ó Broin, formerly an Independent Councillor, to their party, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Stating that he felt he would be able to “accomplish more for my local constituents as a member of the Social Democrats”, Cllr. Ó Broin explained why he felt the party was the right fit: “My primary goal in politics is delivering change in improved public services, the environment and housing, so the Social Democrats were the obvious choice for me.

“I am looking forward to being a member of a progressive centre-left party that has a real vision for Ireland as a fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable country.”

Social Democrats co-leader, Catherine Murphy, said: “Eoin is a tireless community activist in Clondalkin and has used his position on South Dublin County Council to advocate for better public transport and cycling links, improved access to housing and more sustainable environmental policies.

“Eoin’s background, particularly his PhD on energy efficiency in homes and his experience working abroad, means he has a real contribution to make on the most important issues now facing the country, namely, housing and the climate crisis. A lot of change in society begins at local level and I am delighted that Eoin has joined the Social Democrats to fight for change from within the party.”

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