Sinn Féin publishes bill that would ban co-living – RTE.ie

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson has published a new bill that would ban co-living, which he says the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien, can do with the “stroke of a pen”.

Eoin Ó Broin said the proposals would also ban the ability of one minister to unilaterally change planning laws without a vote.

He said the current co-living regulations allow for living spaces of 12 square metres – which he said is the average size of a car parking space – at a current market price of €1,300 per month.

Deputy Ó Broin said: “The idea that anybody thinks it’s a good idea to rent out living spaces that would have a bed, a kitchenette and a toilet in an equivalent space of a car park for €1,300 a month is not living in the real world.”

He said he knows of ten applications in Dublin so far for co-living developments.

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