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#Ghost Estates

# ghost-estates - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Only six unfinished housing estates remain in Nama

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

# ghost-estates - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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

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

# ghost-estates - Sunday 2 July, 2017

An Irish photographer spent a year taking photos of ghost estates

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

# ghost-estates - Sunday 2 April, 2017

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

2016 alone saw the resolution of 248 developments.

# ghost-estates - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 30 January, 2017

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

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 22 December, 2014

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

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 10 November, 2014

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

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…

# ghost-estates - Thursday 6 November, 2014

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week Shovel Ready This post contains images

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

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# ghost-estates - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

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

Another ghost is being banished, in Co Roscommon…

# ghost-estates - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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

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

# ghost-estates - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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

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

# ghost-estates - Friday 17 January, 2014

Councils get ten million euro to spend on ghost estates

Families are still living in 992 ghost estates in Ireland.

# ghost-estates - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013

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

# ghost-estates - Thursday 28 November, 2013

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

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 18 November, 2013

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

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

# ghost-estates - Friday 15 March, 2013

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

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

# ghost-estates - Saturday 1 December, 2012

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

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

# ghost-estates - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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

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.

# ghost-estates - Saturday 20 October, 2012

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

Here is the week's news... skewed

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

# ghost-estates - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Progress being made on ghost estates

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# ghost-estates - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Ghost estate turned into outdoor art exhibition

What would you do with Ireland’s ghost estates?

# ghost-estates - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

NAMA confirms plan to demolish derelict Longford apartment block

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

# ghost-estates - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

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

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

# ghost-estates - Thursday 29 March, 2012

14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011

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

# ghost-estates - Saturday 24 March, 2012

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

“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.

# ghost-estates - Monday 19 March, 2012

Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates Action This post contains images

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

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 - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Ghost estates brought to book in post-Tiger exhibition Prettyvacant This post contains images

Ghost estates brought to book in post-Tiger exhibition

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 26 December, 2011

We're not the only ones - China has ghost estates too Ghost Estates This post contains images

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

The country has whole ‘ghost cities’ as well!

# ghost-estates - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

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

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

# ghost-estates - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 19 September, 2011

Ghost estates could be used for social housing - Minister

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 12 September, 2011

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

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

# ghost-estates - Friday 2 September, 2011

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

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

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

# ghost-estates - Monday 25 July, 2011

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

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.

# ghost-estates - Saturday 16 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Saturday

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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