Friday 17 November 2017

The quiet and lonely life of a ghost estate

Families all over Ireland are feeling stranded in semi-deserted and unfinished estates, says Hilary A White

Crumpled railings lie about the place. Beer cans and plastic bags litter the weedy corners and unkempt green areas. Footprints of houses-to-be sit next to shells, derelict structures and the odd showroom.

In among this static landscape are those premises that are inhabited.

Welcome to a 'ghost estate'.

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