Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Central, Éilis Ryan, has condemned an international co-living landlord for advertising and taking applications for a shared accommodation residence on Dominick Street, Dublin 7, before planning permission has been granted for the development. 

Ryan said: “Cityliving, a major international property management company which already manages co-living units in Galway and Dublin, has been lined up to manage a proposed new co-living development on Dominick street Dublin 7”

“Their website is already advertising the accommodation at Hendrons building, and they are taking expressions of interest from prospective tenants.” 

She continued: “However, the Hendrons building development has not yet been granted planning permission. In fact, the application for planning permission for the proposed co-living development was only lodged this week” 

“These actions show astonishing arrogance on the part of the developer, and Cityliving. Unfortunately, this arrogance comes from the experience of property developers in this country, who are used to getting their way almost universally” 

Ryan concluded: “The current minister for housing has committed to a ban on co-living arrangements. This must be accompanied by an immediate moratorium on such developments, or we will see a rush of applications before any change to the law is made”