Saturday March 28, 2020

Murphy: my nimbyism guilt led me to remove cap on tall buildings

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has revealed that he abolished the restrictions on tall buildings in cities due to “guilt” over his nimbyism when he was a councillor.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
17th March, 2019

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has revealed that he abolished the restrictions on tall buildings in cities due to “guilt” over his nimbyism when he was a councillor.

He was speaking candidly at a recent construction conference for women about the pressures on councillors to appease voters motivated by ‘Not In My Back Yard’ sentiments, which is known as nimby-ism.

Murphy said that one of the key drivers of changing the...

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