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Local TD says ban on co-living developments “long overdue”

Dublin Bay North TD Cian O’Callaghan says he welcomes the Government’s reversal of the co-living policy.

The Social Democrats Housing spokesperson was commenting following the announcement by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien of a ban on new co-living developments in the country due to concerns at the increasing number of developments in the housing system.

“The ban on co-living developments is long overdue,” Deputy O’Callaghan said.

“The Government must now draw a line in the sand under these shoddy housing policies.

“At the heart of the co-living plan was a desire to drive down standards, forcing people to live in shoeboxes so that developers could squeeze every last cent out of a site.

“Today’s decision by the Minister for Housing is a recognition that this was wrong.

“The Government must now fully commit to providing people with decent housing – this includes having enough personal space, good ventilation and access to a garden or balcony of your own.

“It is not too much to ask for and I’m glad the Minister has started to recognise that.”

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