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'I Thought Owen Keegan Letter Was From Waterford Whispers' - Tánaiste

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said he believed a letter written by Owen Keegan to UCD Students Union was...
Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

11:43 AM - 13 Oct 2021



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'I Thought Owen Keegan Letter Was From Waterford Whispers' - Tánaiste

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

11:43 AM - 13 Oct 2021



Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said he believed a letter written by Owen Keegan to UCD Students Union was actually a parody by Waterford Whispers News.

Earlier this week it emerged that Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan told the Students Union to enter the property market if it believed there are excessive profits being made.

It was after the Students Union raised concerns about student accommodation being temporarily changed into short-term lets for tourists.

A protest will take place outside the offices of Dublin City Council this afternoon, organised by the Students Union, calling for Mr. Keegan to resign from his roles as Chief Executive.

 

"He shouldn't have written that letter, quite frankly," said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

"I don't want to slag him off, because he's a capable manager and he's done a lot of good things.

"When I saw that letter, I thought it was a Waterford Whispers, to be honest. I didn't really think he actually wrote that letter and signed it," continued the Tánaiste.

"I thought it was kind of insulting."



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