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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

@killianwoods
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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