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'Ballymun Towers South Dublin' and 'modern day slums' - Dermot Desmond's scathing letter about apartment plans on RTÉ site

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Dermot Desmond. Photo: RollingNews.ie

Dermot Desmond. Photo: RollingNews.ie

Dermot Desmond. Photo: RollingNews.ie

PLANS to build 611 apartments on former RTÉ land are akin to 'Ballymun Towers South Dublin' and could become “modern-day slums”, businessman Dermot Desmond has claimed.

In a blistering letter to local politicians, the billionaire threatens to use his “resources” to fight fast-track planning laws being applied to the development “all the way to the European Courts”.

Mr Desmond, who owns a property on Ailesbury Road close to the Dublin 4 site, says the planning system “has been compromised” by Strategic Housing Development (SHD) legislation.