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Breathing life into the wasteland of ghost estates

Hilary A White

Published 24/10/2010 | 05:00

NO COUNTRY FOR YOUNG MEN: A new Department of the Environment report shows that there are 33,000 vacant or near completed homes around the country as well as a further 10,000 that are barely shells.
NO COUNTRY FOR YOUNG MEN: A new Department of the Environment report shows that there are 33,000 vacant or near completed homes around the country as well as a further 10,000 that are barely shells.

Experts say potential for social housing and Exchequer revenue in developments significant

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"I would suggest that one should be preserved as a monument to national stupidity, and the Anglo Irish Bank building should be preserved as a monument to national greed."

Fr Sean Healy isn't laughing. The director of Social Justice Ireland is, quite plainly, laying down what he'd do were he a member of the proposed government taskforce charged with cleaning up the 2,800 'ghost estates' littering this country.

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