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Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Experts say the Government needs to be realistic about getting vacant homes around the country back into use if it is to maximise the potential of an estimated 100,000 empty units nationwide.

Architect Mel Reynolds and Orla Hegarty, who is assistant professor at UCD school of architecture, said thousands of homes could quickly be brought into use if there were greater flexibility in the housing system and less red tape.


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