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#Ghost Estates

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Only six unfinished housing estates remain in Nama
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Only six unfinished housing estates remain in Nama

Jun 13th 2018, 5:17 PM 41,366 Views 65 Comments

The National Asset Management Agency increased its lifetime surplus forecast by €500 million today.

It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates
# Tumbleweed
# Tumbleweed

It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates

Mar 8th 2018, 10:26 AM 803 Views 0 Comments

Asset management firm Investec says there are ‘few if any’ opportunities for the main construction firms.

An Irish photographer spent a year taking photos of ghost estates
# Ghostface Stills
# Ghostface Stills

An Irish photographer spent a year taking photos of ghost estates

Jul 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 46,336 Views 55 Comments

“It’s a good snapshot of where we were.”

Ghost estates are disappearing, but what's actually happening with them?
# Ghostbusters
# Ghostbusters

Ghost estates are disappearing, but what's actually happening with them?

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:00 AM 38,452 Views 8 Comments

2016 alone saw the resolution of 248 developments.

'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing
# Rebuilding
# Rebuilding

'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing

Mar 21st 2017, 5:32 PM 24,071 Views 29 Comments

South Dublin County Council is the first local authority area to have zero unfinished developments.

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

Jan 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 16,010 Views 25 Comments

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

These are the regions with the most 'ghost estates' still left half-finished
# Empty Shells
# Empty Shells

These are the regions with the most 'ghost estates' still left half-finished

Dec 22nd 2014, 5:49 PM 20,855 Views 21 Comments

Over three-quarters of all unfinished estates have people already living in them.

Why we won't need to knock down as many ghost estates as we thought...
# One Year On
# One Year On

Why we won't need to knock down as many ghost estates as we thought...

Nov 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 12,322 Views 5 Comments

40 of the country’s worst ghost estates were targeted for destruction this time last year, but a rising economic tide means that number is coming down…

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Nov 6th 2014, 4:42 PM 1,782 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

Ghost estates: The diggers arrive to tear down another 'relic of the boom'
# Seek And Destroy
# Seek And Destroy

Ghost estates: The diggers arrive to tear down another 'relic of the boom'

Nov 5th 2014, 6:45 AM 21,557 Views 33 Comments

Another ghost is being banished, in Co Roscommon…

Spain has ghost estates too and jobless families are starting to squat in them
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Spain has ghost estates too and jobless families are starting to squat in them

Jul 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 21,162 Views 16 Comments

The occupied buildings have been dubbed “The Courtyards of Dignity”.

Charity finishes 35 ghost homes, ending seven-year wait for families
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Charity finishes 35 ghost homes, ending seven-year wait for families

Feb 18th 2014, 3:08 PM 22,618 Views 23 Comments

The Athy estate has been finished following an initiative between NAMA and Clúid.

Councils get ten million euro to spend on ghost estates
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Councils get ten million euro to spend on ghost estates

Jan 17th 2014, 5:18 PM 11,690 Views 39 Comments

Families are still living in 992 ghost estates in Ireland.

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013
# Housing
# Housing

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013

Jan 8th 2014, 7:10 AM 4,792 Views 14 Comments

In Dublin, however, commencements rose by eleven per cent as demand for housing in the capital bounces back.

Over 550 unfinished estates have been resolved in the last year, but 1,200 remain
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Over 550 unfinished estates have been resolved in the last year, but 1,200 remain

Nov 28th 2013, 2:32 PM 8,303 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Housing says that progress is being made on unfinished housing estates.

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

Nov 18th 2013, 10:23 AM 28,675 Views 119 Comments

None of the estates being considered by the government for demolition are currently occupied.

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'

Mar 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 10,138 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan also spoke of Ireland’s ghost estates, the pyrite crisis, and her plans to end homelessness.

Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers

Dec 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 6,388 Views 1 Comment

What percentage of 13-year-old turn to their dads for sex and relationship advice? How many eggs narrowly missed Taoiseach Enda Kenny?

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes
# Housing
# Housing

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes

Nov 29th 2012, 8:32 AM 27,324 Views 45 Comments

Ireland’s problems with unfinished housing developments have improved but new figures from the National Housing Development Survey outline just how many vacant dwellings there are and where the problem is worst.

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Oct 20th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,742 Views 0 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Roscommon man jumps for space to advertise his CV; the Prophet Seán Quinn; Enda having fun in Brussels.

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Jul 5th 2012, 8:08 PM 6,651 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Progress being made on ghost estates
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Progress being made on ghost estates

Jul 5th 2012, 9:40 AM 7,009 Views 23 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan said today that some estates are finished and hundreds more are being worked on – but some will have to be demolished.

Ghost estate turned into outdoor art exhibition
# Paint Job
# Paint Job

Ghost estate turned into outdoor art exhibition

Jun 28th 2012, 2:50 PM 6,634 Views 9 Comments

What would you do with Ireland’s ghost estates?

NAMA confirms plan to demolish derelict Longford apartment block
# Demolition
# Demolition

NAMA confirms plan to demolish derelict Longford apartment block

Jun 26th 2012, 9:57 AM 7,537 Views 33 Comments

Will the demolition of 12 apartments outside Longford mark the start of a new nationwide programme of deconstruction?

NAMA to invest €2 billion in unfinished developments, new construction sites
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

NAMA to invest €2 billion in unfinished developments, new construction sites

May 23rd 2012, 8:19 AM 3,746 Views 49 Comments

Up to 25,000 construction jobs will be created, according to chairman Frank Daly.

14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011

Mar 29th 2012, 12:34 PM 6,180 Views 22 Comments

Over one in five vacant properties were holiday homes, while the majority of the remainder were concentrated on rural areas in the west.

Column: Here's why we turn empty properties into art spaces
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Here's why we turn empty properties into art spaces

Mar 24th 2012, 6:00 PM 161 Views 5 Comments

“Raise the shutters on a vacant unit, and life returns to an area”: Arts initiative PrettyvacanT Dublin on bringing energy through art back to abandoned buildings.

Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates
# Action
# Action

Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates

Mar 19th 2012, 7:00 PM 17,216 Views 35 Comments

Group of friends urge fellow citizens to help Ireland’s 600 ghost estates return to nature rather than blight the landscape – Frank Armstrong describes one guerilla planting session in Co Leitrim.

Ghost estates brought to book in post-Tiger exhibition
# Prettyvacant
# Prettyvacant

Ghost estates brought to book in post-Tiger exhibition

Mar 15th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,537 Views 5 Comments

Art initiative PrettyvacanT Dublin is repurposing empty spaces for cultural purposes – its latest show responds to “post-Crash Ireland”.

We're not the only ones - China has ghost estates too
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

We're not the only ones - China has ghost estates too

Dec 26th 2011, 4:30 PM 6,409 Views 15 Comments

The country has whole ‘ghost cities’ as well!

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Dec 21st 2011, 7:46 PM 3,999 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Facebook to make major changes after Irish investigation; a possible solution for ghost estates; and the worst delivery man you’ll see today.

Two thousand new homes to help cut social housing wait
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Two thousand new homes to help cut social housing wait

Dec 21st 2011, 6:52 PM 5,851 Views 74 Comments

Nama has agreed to provide the houses, which were built during the boom but are now lying empty.

Review of ghost estates finds over 2,000 unfinished developments in Ireland
# Unfinished Business
# Unfinished Business

Review of ghost estates finds over 2,000 unfinished developments in Ireland

Oct 13th 2011, 1:30 PM 2,540 Views 11 Comments

The latests National Housing Survey involved inspections of 2,876 developments around the country.

Ghost estates could be used for social housing - Minister
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Ghost estates could be used for social housing - Minister

Sep 19th 2011, 6:15 PM 1,759 Views 22 Comments

It will be a long process but the Minister wants to look at using so-called ghost estates for much needed social housing.

Housing conference told: 'We'll need to build more new houses'
# Housing
# Housing

Housing conference told: 'We'll need to build more new houses'

Sep 12th 2011, 11:32 AM 2,034 Views 44 Comments

The National Housing Conference is told that the growing population will require 30,000 new houses every year from 2012.

WATCH: Here's an idea for what to do with unused construction sites...
# Dig This
From The Daily Edge
# Dig This

WATCH: Here's an idea for what to do with unused construction sites...

Sep 2nd 2011, 11:47 AM 693 Views 7 Comments

One savvy operator has started a ‘grown-up sandpit’ – where users pay to play with full-size diggers and bulldozers.

Column: Portugal and Ireland have much in common… and we both need a leg-up
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Portugal and Ireland have much in common… and we both need a leg-up

Jul 25th 2011, 7:00 PM 573 Views 10 Comments

On a visit to Portugal, former trader Nick Leeson finds a country that will find it more difficult to recover than Ireland – and shows that Moody’s got our credit rating dive wrong.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jul 16th 2011, 7:20 PM 1,839 Views 4 Comments

In your Fix for today: A cheaper route to Dublin airport?; the end of the World; a remorseful Archbishop; how the Taoiseach is spending his weekend; and why Ken Doherty has an issue with neck ties.

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