Sunday 19 November 2017

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

Minister Alan Kelly
Minister Alan Kelly
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

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.

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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