The silent landowners

Some €280 million worth of land is lying unused in the capital, and more than €100 million-worth is within a one mile radius

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
3rd March, 2019

The gravity bar at the top of the Guinness Storehouse offers unparalleled views of Dublin, and it draws nearly two million tourists a year to see the city’s sights.

Few of them will be aware that below them lies another remarkable sight: the most dense, most valuable concentration of vacant properties in the country.

Last week, Dublin City Council released the latest update to its vacant sites register, showing nearly €280 million worth...

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