Government facing pushback on plans to build high rise housing

The Government is facing a pushback from councillors in Dublin on plans to build high-rise housing blocks.

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has suggested student accommodation-style buildings that could be affordable for young professionals living in the capital.

But Green party councillor Ciaran Cuffe believes high-rise isn't the answer.

He said: "I think we all want to see more housing and we want to see the price of housing come down but I think the idea that high rise will solve this as a quickfix solution is somewhat misplaced.

"What we want to see is high density buildings, not necessarily a rush to high rise in the city centre."


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