Thursday February 20, 2020

Living for the city

In a wide-ranging interview, the chief executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan, talks about the homeless crisis, planning interventions, policing Airbnb and controversial land deals

17th February, 2019
Owen Keegan, chief executive of Dublin City Council Picture: Bryan Meade

Most chief executives love a good photo opportunity, but not Dublin City Council boss Owen Keegan. He is standing on the roof of DCC’s headquarters on the south quays against a skyscape of cranes towering over new builds - few of them involving housing, sadly - while the photographer does his thing, but is singularly glad to get it over with.

Then he steps inside to the airy boardroom of the offices at...

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