Where are the last of the ghost estates?

2016 report shows progress, but 129 developments are still empty

22nd March, 2017
Ghost estates 'gone but not forgotten'. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English said the number had been cut by 85 per cent from the original 3,000. “The ‘ghost’ estates of the past are largely gone, if not forgotten”, said English.

Surveys carried out on 668 estates last year showed that 420 were unfinished, with 129 still completely empty. 248 were taken off the list as they are now complete or active sites.

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