Catherine Byrne TD standing up at Richmond Barracks. She also does not agree with Gov’s St Michael’s estate plan. she says it is the wrong plan. First time she has seen plan. @DarraghOBrienTD @fiannafailparty pic.twitter.com/bkblYu3xTq
— Catherine Ardagh (@cardagh) July 23, 2018
At the launch of cost rental housing at St Michael’s estate in Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne criticised her party colleague Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s plans.
John Kilraine, in RTE, reports:
A new proposal would see the construction of 472 housing units, with 330 cost-rental and the remainder social housing.
Minister Murphy, speaking at a public meeting, said cost-rental provided people with rents 15-25% below market value.
…However, Ms Byrne said 70% cost-rental would not build a sustainable community.
She said affordable housing was needed instead, which would allow local young people to get on the property ladder.
She also complained about lack of consultation and the high-density of the plan.