There are wider questions, too, about who has access to the many communal amenities at The Davitt, at what price – and how that fits with planning rules.
“We still feel there is an awful lot wrong with this one,” says Joe Clarke of Player’s Please and Dublin 8 Residents Association.
It can’t buy them because they are above the price cap set by the government, says Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin, but there are no equivalent constraints on leasing.
During marathon meetings last week about the next city development plan, councillors voted to keep in local policies in the draft that likely clash with national guidelines.
These were some of the issues discussed at Dublin City Council’s May monthly meeting on Monday night.
More than half of the homes granted planning permission in Dublin between 2018 to 2020 were built to be rented, show council and CSO figures.