A NEW REPORT reveals that 348 ghost estates have been left in a dangerous condition by the developer – many of whom have disappeared or are uncontactable. Yesterday, the government made just €14,000 available to address the problems in each of these estates. The report says local authorities should only intervene in “extreme cases” and that demolition may be an option.
We want to know what you think should be done with Ireland’s 350 worst ghost estates.
Should the government finish them, and turn them all into social housing? Should developers – or the banks that lent them the money – be forced to complete them and sell them at a discount to pay off some of their debts?
Should they be completed and handed over to private enterprise as housing for employees? Or should we simply cut our losses and demolish them? What’s your preference?