In the latest in a series of house-building controversies, Dublin City Council has said it is looking into ways to tackle a housing crisis in the capital’s inner city.
The council said it was considering the creation of super-sized homes in its inner city areas.
The idea was first floated last year in a public consultation, but it was eventually withdrawn.
But a spokesman said the council was now looking at the matter again after it received “many comments”.
He said the government was “pushing ahead with a plan for a new, larger housing estate” which will involve more than 6,000 new dwellings.
“We are also looking at other strategies including the creation and re-design of larger public housing estates in areas of Dublin and Cork,” he said.
The planning department said it would continue to work with Dublin City council on its plans for the future of housing in the city.
“The council has been clear that it will not compromise on its commitment to ensure the sustainability of our urban fabric,” the spokesman said.
“However, the council is taking a number of steps to address the pressures facing our city and its residents, particularly around the housing shortage.”
The Department of Social Protection said it had been contacted for comment.