Holly Cairns: Social Democrats would deliver 50,000 homes a year in government

The Social Democrats leader gave her first speech as leader at the party’s national conference in UCD on Saturday evening

Holly Cairns, the leader of the Social Democrats. Picture: Norma Burke

Holly Cairns has made a pitch for the Social Democrats entering government after the next election, claiming the party would deliver 50,000 new homes a year “during our term in office”.

Speaking at the party’s national conference at University College Dublin (UCD), the Social Democrats leader said the party would also create a €6 billion climate transformation fund, ratify the optional protocol of the convention on the rights of people with disabilities, and impose trade ...