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Hundreds Protest At Dublin City Council Against CEO's Comments

Members of the UCD Students Union, and politicians were among those who demonstrated outside the off...
Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

2:27 PM - 13 Oct 2021



Hundreds Protest At Dublin Cit...

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Hundreds Protest At Dublin City Council Against CEO's Comments

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

2:27 PM - 13 Oct 2021



Members of the UCD Students Union, and politicians were among those who demonstrated outside the offices of Dublin City Council this afternoon.

It's after the CEO of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan suggested students should build their own apartments if they believed massive profits were being made.

That followed a letter sent from the Students Union which was raising concerns about student accommodation being changed temporarily to short-term lettings for tourists.

Earlier today, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he believed the comments from Owen Keegan was created by parody news website Waterford Whispers.

"I'm a bit disappointed by the Tánaiste's remarks. It seems to be backing up Owen Keegan's tenure at Dublin City Council," said UCD Student Union's President Ruairi Power.

"Throughout his tenure, there's been an exacerbation of the housing and homelessness crisis. He doesn't understand the need for keeping housing provision in public ownership.

"There's been a massive focus on the private market."

"We don't have confidence in him, in his current position."



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