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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

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# derelict
What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings
“It cannot make sense for the economy and it cannot make sense for the people who live here.”
# vacant properties
Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical
The last quarter of 2020 found a significant decline in buy-to-let investors in the housing market,
Three of the country's main banks have around 600 vacant properties on their books, Christina Finn writes.
The Peter McVerry Trust says anything that can be done to bring vacant properties back into use should be done.
Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told
# Housing
Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas
“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”
# noteworthy
Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.
# kilmainham road
Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council
The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.
# not the solution
Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'
Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.
# Vacant
A long-shuttered Dublin city centre building is getting a facelift
The plan proposes building a 100-room hotel with a restaurant and three retail units.
# empty shops
'It's a beautiful place to live and work': Doing business in Ireland's 'most vacant' town
Donegal’s Ballybofey has recorded the State’s highest rate of empty shops and offices.
# unused
This town has the highest rate of empty shops and offices in Ireland
Almost one-third of commercial property is lying unused in Edenderry, County Offaly.
# Your Say
Poll: Would taxing vacant sites make a difference to the housing crisis?
The Green Party has outlined plans for legislation involving the taxation of vacant and derelict properties in a bid to ease the housing crisis.
# carrot and stick
Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage
The proposal aims to “incentivise development and discourage land speculation”.
'Rural communities deserve better': Two in three IDA properties vacant
Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the IDA needs to have available properties to offer to prospective investors.
# Property
Major end-of-year property auction pulls in €35 million
Allsops has noted a number of vacant residential properties being bought in Dublin.
# granny flats
Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees
Bishop Kevin Doran is asking parishioners to flag properties “be it a vacant house or a granny flat”.
# Nurses
Epilepsy unit at Beaumont Hospital closed because of staff shortages
Vacant positions have been filled but the unit will not reopen until 21 September.
# crisis situation
Building in central Dublin occupied without permission by homeless group
The Irish Housing Network plans to occupy other State-owned buildings.
# Wanted
6 men who could fill Leinster's vacant head coach position
We’re expecting Jake White to be in the news a lot this summer.
# community
Squatters have another week in the derelict Grangegorman complex
The group occupying the site say they have come to a loose agreement with receivers to let them stay another week while they try to come up with a solution.
# art makers
Here's how you turn vacant buildings into creative spaces
Dublin City Council runs a scheme that links up vacant spaces with artists and creative people.
# keep the lights on
House-sitters bunk down in hotels, pubs and convents to keep vandals at bay
A company based in Dublin is offering owners of vacant properties a security solution with a bit of a difference.
# Tourism
Communities can take back their town with pop-up museums in vacant spaces
The Heritage Council is hosting a workshop in Kilkenny to teach people how to create their own pop-up museums.
# Pretty Vacant
Why is a former AIB building bought by the State ten years ago still empty? – Patrick Nulty TD asks
The building was bought over a decade ago at a cost of almost €1.5 million by the taxpayer for use by the Probation and Welfare Service – but has lain empty ever since because the service declined to relocate there.
# Jobs
Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage
Emutex has launched a scholarship and internship for third level undergraduate students, after having to go abroad to hire seven out of 10 people in 2012.
# sitting vacant
More than 1 in 10 business properties are lying empty
Almost 24,000 commercial properties in Ireland are vacant, with the highest rates found in Sligo and Leitrim.
# prettyvacant
Virtual 3D gallery wraps around empty Dublin shop unit
It’s the latest project by the PrettyvacanT team, who are making use of recessionary empty spaces.
# Primary Care
Disused garda stations to be used as primary health care facilities - Minister
An application for a €50 million annual building allocation for primary care centres will be made, says the Minister of State for Primary Care Róisin Shorthall.
# Vacant
No LOI football in Terryland Park as GUST vote against mergers
Proposals from Salthill Devon and Mervue United were rejected last night meaning Galway United won’t be represented in the Airtricity League this season.
# Vacant
Keano still in the mix for Foxes job as Lee Clark staying put
The former Ireland skipper was on the sidelines at El Madrigal with his former sparring partner Patrick Vieira last night.