Tuesday 6 December 2016

Vacant homes should be available to those who need them

Published 16/09/2015 | 02:30

Some 290,000 properties lie vacant, many on ‘ghost estates’
Some 290,000 properties lie vacant, many on ‘ghost estates’

Too many houses and too few houses at the same time.

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I don’t always agree with David McWilliams but the figures he helpfully presents are startling (Irish Independent, September 9) – 289,451 vacant properties in Ireland, with 8,000 vacant houses and 16,321 vacant apartments in Dublin.

Some of these properties have homeless people sleeping in the doorways on occasions.

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