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Taoiseach Sinn Fein’s claim that people are opposed to a series of housing projects is a ‘naked lie’, O’Broin insists

SINN Fein housing spokesman Eoin O’Broin hit back at claims his party was opposing housing developments for political gain and accused Taoiseach of a “naked lie”. “.

It comes after Sinn Fein councilor Maire Devine told the Irish Sun she would oppose the construction of 300 apartments for rent and development in Dublin sponsored by UFC fighter Conor McGregor.

Sinn Fein's Eoin O'Broin has hit back at claims that the party is opposing housing developments for political gain.

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Sinn Fein’s Eoin O’Broin has hit back at claims that the party is opposing housing developments for political gain.Credit: Cate McCurry / PA Wire
Taoiseach Michael Martin accused by Eoin O'Broin of'barely lying'

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Taoiseach Michael Martin accused by Eoin O’Broin of ‘barely lying’Credit: REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne

McGregor has spent €19 million on the site along the Grand Canal in Drimnagh and plans to build a €10 million apartment complex with 300 rental apartments.

Councilor Devine told the Irish Sun that any rental building development in the Capital should be stopped because “that’s not what the city needs.”

Sinn FeinA spokesman for housing did not want to comment on McGregor’s development because he hasn’t read the proposal but he said his party opposes “rack ’em and stack’ em”-style developments. substandard in order to maximize developer profits.

Deputy Minister O’Broin said the guidelines put forth by former housing minister Eoghan Murphy have resulted in different standards for tenants than development for owners.

“Tenants get smaller apartments,” he said. They get less memory. They receive less natural light and they have a higher growth density.

“We are very clear that the same standard for apartments should apply to both tenants and owners. Just because you are renting, you should not live in a lower designed apartment. “

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Dubliner claims many of the developments being proposed in the Capital are not aligned with the city’s housing needs but are instead intended to attract developers’ cash.

“If you take the example, the field that Maire Devine represents,” he said. What we need there are really good quality high density projects that cater to single people, families without children, families with several children and families with many children.

“So every development has to have a combination of those types of housing structures. Instead, what we are getting in many of our metropolitan areas is investors paying a lot of money for websites and then to maximize their returns they are squeezing in as much money as possible. multiple studios or single bed buildings for rent. “

Fianna Fail and Good Gael frequently accused Sinn Fein of opposing housing developments for their own political gain.

Taoiseach Michael Martin announced last year that Sinn Fein was exploiting the housing crisis and claimed the party was opposed to a series of housing projects.

Sinn Fein’s O’Broin denied Taoiseach’s claim was “a naked lie”.

Conor McGregor's Housing Development Proposal

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Conor McGregor’s Housing Development Proposal

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