Hundreds of state-owned properties lying vacant in midst of housing crisis
Figures could rocket with major public-sector landowners yet to respond to queries
Government departments and state agencies are presiding over hundreds of acres of vacant lands and property running into hundreds of thousands of square feet.
An initial trawl of vacant state-owned property and land has identified 521 acres currently lying idle for which there are no plans for development.
Hundreds of buildings totalling at least 130,000 sq ft also lie idle, according to Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín, who has sought the information from all government departments...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics