Words: Katie Gartland
The current co-living guidelines allow for bedrooms as small as disabled parking spaces.
Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien will issue a ban on new co-living developments today. The Taoiseach previously described co-living as a “glorified tenement”
The Minister told officials he was worried about the number of applications for co-living developments. According to The Irish Times, he is reviewing former Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s 2018 guidelines for co-living.
The 2018 guidelines allow for bedrooms as small as a disabled parking space, 12sq m. 5 co-living applications have been approved so far this year.