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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# vacant properties

This year
Councils identify over 1,500 vacant and derelict properties to be bought up
The price tag of the properties comes in at €437 million.
Minister sets out 'positive discrimination' policy to ringfence offshore island funding
The ‘Our Living Islands’ strategy published today is the first national island policy in 27 years.
Last year
Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.
Old schools, cinemas and vacant buildings to be re-vamped into work hubs and community spaces
The aim of the funding is to target dereliction in towns and villages in rural Ireland.
All time
DCC says 'no low hanging fruit' when it comes to vacant houses in the capital
The Deputy Chief Executive of the council says the assumption that there are over 30,000 plus vacant units in Dublin City needs to be diffused.
Local property tax surcharge for vacant properties under consideration as system set to be overhauled
The majority of homeowners will see a €90 increase in their tax bill next year.
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
PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books
Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.
Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point
Take Back the City activists have occupied a number of properties in Dublin over the past two months.
'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day
The occupation followed a protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street yesterday evening.
'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.
'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.
In Navan, Co Meath, there are more vacant properties than there are people on the housing waiting list
Whole swathes of the Flower Hill neighbourhood in Navan currently stand derelict.
10,000 vacant homes plus a tax incentive could solve two huge problems in Ireland
“This list is one where people could live, or have lived.”
More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April
However, many of these may have been properties deemed vacant.
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.