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This week’s vital property news: Some social housing is being left empty for over a year

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you all the news you need to know about the property market.

The Big Movers

County councils criticised for the long delay in turning around vacant social housing

With 4,831 requests for refuge turned down in 2014 due to lack of space in shelters, Simon Communities of Ireland have criticised the fact that it is taking some county councils over a year to make social housing habitable again.

Clyde Court Hotel has been demolished

The Clyde Court Hotel, formerly known as the Berkeley Court, on Lansdowne Road in Dublin has been torn down to make way for 190 new apartments. The location is within walking distance of the Aviva stadium.

Under Construction

Source: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

  • Acting Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has confirmed that the cost per unit of the houses built for homeless families in Ballymun has gone far over the estimate provided of €100,000 per house
  • There is a lot of activity planned for the Upper Kilmacud Road in Dublin with major new developments proposed and under construction, according to a report in the Irish Times, including a terrace of four-bedroom houses.
  • An exhibition of gorgeous hand-drawn pen and ink drawings of Dublin called Dublin Scrolls by architect and assistant professor of architecture Dr Gregory Bracken will take place at the Royal Irish Institute of Architects from 19 April to 3 May.

Source: Gregory Bracken via RIAI

Des Res

If you’ve ever perused Airbnb listings you know there are plenty of really interesting properties you could spend the night in. One of them, a treehouse located just across the water in Cornwall in England, has topped a list of the most popular rentals on the popular website.

This week’s vital property news: Some social housing is being left empty for over a year
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And Finally…

Rehab has put its group headquarters in Sandymount up for sale with an estimated selling price of €12 million, according to a report in the Irish Independent. The site contains the Roslyn Park College as well as the James Gandon-designed Gandon House, built in 1790, which is a protected structure.

Read: Take 4: Homes for every budget

Also: What else could I get for… under €550,000

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