Is Co-Living A Solution To The...

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Is Co-Living A Solution To The Housing Crisis?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:47 PM - 30 Jul 2019

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An Bord Pleanála has given a 208-bedroom co-living scheme in Dun Laoghaire the go-ahead, subject to each unit having its own cooking facilities.

The company has said that co-living is aimed at young people moving to Dublin for work, and that rents of €1,300 a month would compare favourably to €1,800 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy recently described the concept of co-living as an exciting opportunity for millennials and compared it to living in a boutique hotel.

Should co-living be welcomed as part of the solution to the housing crisis?

Orla Hegarty, architect and assistant professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD, Green Party MEP Ciaran Cuffe and Enda McGuane, Managing Director of Winters Property, the largest operator of student accommodation in the state, discussed this.

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