Semantic gymnasts force us to jump through hoops

George Orwell once wrote that words “are often used in a consciously dishonest way"

12th June, 2016
Dublin City skyline as is seen today Pic: RollingNews.ie

Dublin is to remain a “low rise” city, thanks to a recent decision of Dublin City Council. And the maximum height of residential buildings in the inner city is going to “rise” to almost twice the height of the typical Georgian house, 24 metres.

This is thanks to the new draft development plan for Dublin, agreed by councillors earlier this month. The plan will be put out for a short public consultation...

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