October 11, 2021
DCC CEO remarks to UCD Students’ Union completely inappropriate – Rose Conway-Walsh TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education Rose Conway-Walsh TD has hit out at comments made by Dublin County Council CEO Owen Keegan in correspondence with the UCD Students’ Union.

Teachta Conway-Walsh said:

“The comments showed a level of contempt for the challenges facing students that is completely inappropriate for any individual, particularly one in such a senior position.

“Students are in the midst of an accommodation crisis. He is the CEO of the local authority with more purpose-built student accommodation than any other.

“The students’ union are right to be very concerned about Dublin City Local Authority granting permission to student accommodation providers to operate as tourists accommodation instead. 

“Student unions should be treated with respect when they attempt to engage on these issues.

“His office should be reaching out to student representatives on a regular basis, not dismissing their legitimate concerns with glib remarks.

“He should apologise immediately to the UCD Students’ Union, and indeed to all students in Ireland, for his remarks.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

People here pay their taxes and deserve first-class public services.

Finance Minister Caoimhe Archibald met with the Treasury today on behalf of the Executive to continue our efforts to secure fair funding for health, education, and public services.

After over a decade of cruel

The government has given NO additional investment for building badly needed homes across the state.

Today is a missed opportunity to take a real step in tackling the housing crisis and shows how out of touch Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are with workers and families.

Summer Economic Statement delivered by a government that is out of time and out of road - @PearseDoherty

"The State has the resources to tackle the problems that workers and families are facing – what is lacking is political will."

Myself and @ClaireKerrane raised the emergency case of Tori Towey with the Taoiseach seeking urgent intervention in her situation.

The system in Dubai, rather than protecting this Irish citizen chose to detain and charge her.

She wants to come home.

The Taoiseach must

Load More