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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Ghost Estates

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Only six unfinished housing estates remain in Nama
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
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
“It’s a good snapshot of where we were.”
Ghost estates are disappearing, but what's actually happening with them?
2016 alone saw the resolution of 248 developments.
'Largely gone': Ghost estates are rapidly disappearing
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?
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
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...
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
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
Ghost estates: The diggers arrive to tear down another 'relic of the boom'
Another ghost is being banished, in Co Roscommon…
Spain has ghost estates too and jobless families are starting to squat in them
The occupied buildings have been dubbed “The Courtyards of Dignity”.
Charity finishes 35 ghost homes, ending seven-year wait for families
The Athy estate has been finished following an initiative between NAMA and Clúid.
Councils get ten million euro to spend on ghost estates
Families are still living in 992 ghost estates in Ireland.
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.
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.
Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition
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'
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
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
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
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
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.
Ghost estate turned into outdoor art exhibition
What would you do with Ireland’s ghost estates?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates
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
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
The country has whole ‘ghost cities’ as well!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.