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The luxury gap: hundreds of high-end apartments lying empty across Dublin

Unoccupied units at upmarket rental apartment schemes in the capital are compared to boomtime ‘ghost estates’ by critics

Killian Woods

Business reporter

23rd February, 2020
Six Hanover Quay in Grand Canal Dock – a 120-unit apartment complex completed in May 2019 – has 81 apartments with no registered tenancy

Hundreds of top-end apartments in Dublin are lying empty despite a chronic shortage of rental stock.

A detailed analysis of the Residential Tenancies Board‘s register by the Business Post has shown that a number of recently developed apartment schemes – charging between €2,000 and €10,000 a month – have a large number of vacancies.

Last month, the Business Post revealed that 100 of the 190 apartments in the 22-storey Capital Dock...

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