Tuesday 14 August 2018

McGrath defends Martin bid to block student digs

Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath. Photo: Collins
Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath. Photo: Collins
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has defended Micheál Martin's decision to object to the construction of accommodation for 350 students.

However, Mr McGrath, who shares a constituency with Mr Martin, refused to say whether he supported the Fianna Fáil leader's attempt to block much-needed student digs in Cork city centre.

Speaking at a pre-budget briefing for journalists, he said he had "no issue" with members of the public or politicians objecting to planning developments.

"I support the right of our leader, of every other public representative, to make their views known whether they be favourable or unfavourable on any planning," he added.

Irish Independent

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