Council flats: Rip them up and start again

Council flats: Rip them up and start again

They’re frequently unfit for human habitation - but in prime locations. We need to think bigger

In Dublin, some of the finest real-estate locations have a common type of housing: council-owned flats. They are often located in prime locations within walking distance of the best amenities.

To those lucky enough to occupy them, prices are often about 20 per cent of the price of similar accommodation in the private market.

Many of these flat complexes are no longer fit for habitation. That is why Dublin city councillors have discussed de-listing some of...

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