We won’t solve housing crisis until TDs take on the Nimby brigade

The unspoken housing policy is there ought to be more housing, but it ought to be somewhere else. Picture by Yui Mok

Colm McCarthy

“Of particular concern is the impact this proposed development will have on the light-bellied brent goose,” Fianna Fáil TD Sean Haughey said in opposing a recent application to Dublin City Council. The scheme would provide about 600 new apartments on a derelict site at Raheny in Mr Haughey’s constituency .

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