Bartra charges €800 per month over original quote for co-living units

Company’s first shared living development suites in Dún Laoghaire advertised for rent of €1,880 a month

Mike Flannery, chief executive, Bartra Capital Property, at one of the company’s Niche Living showroom developments in Rathmines, Dublin. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Bartra Capital has started to advertise its first shared living units in Ireland at €1,880 a month, which is nearly €800 more than it told planning authorities the units would cost to rent.

The company, controlled by Richard Barrett, has been the most active developer to pursue the shared and co-living style of housing in Ireland. This type of scheme was banned in 2020, but the ban does not impact developments that had already secured ...