Seven Dundrum apartments leased for social housing have been empty for 17 months

The apartments are costing the local authority an average of €2,000 a month each

The empty apartments in Herbert Hill are being leased from Realis, a German institutional investor. Picture DLR County Council

Seven luxury apartments, costing more than €2,000 a month, that are being leased for social housing in Dundrum have been left empty for 17 months.

In November 2019, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council agreed a deal to lease 87 apartments in the new luxury Herbert Hill apartment complex developed in Dundrum.

Based on figures released by the Department of Housing, an average rent of €2,000 a month is being spent on each apartment.

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