Tuesday 17 January 2017

Shane Phelan: Kelly's home seven times the size of shoebox flat

Published 23/12/2015 | 02:30

Minister Alan Kelly
Minister Alan Kelly

Environment Minister Alan Kelly is rightly taking a lot of flak over his decision to allow smaller apartments to be built under new planning guidelines.

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But his own house is seven times as large as some of the apartments he is proposing.

Many have questioned the wisdom of allowing 40sq m studio flats to be built, fearing it will usher in a new era of shoebox bedsits. But Mr Kelly believes the sizes will be "absolutely adequate".

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