I’ve been trying to document some of the Dublin empties. The ‘lack of supply’ narrative annoys me because it suggests that we just don’t have any houses to sell, when the reality is that the lack of supply is deliberate by the govt, banks, receivers and developers. There’s loads of empty properties in my part of town - which is also arguably the bubbliest in recent times. Note that these are all long term empties; they have been sitting unused since before the crash, so now 6 years or more
I’ve mapped some of them and I’m looking for help or nominations of empties to be added to the list - anywhere in Dublin Ultimately I’d like to ask our politicians why they are allowing a frenzy to develop in Dublin, with people panicking about property purchases and prices back to peak levels in terms of affordability, when we still have so much unused stock in all parts of the city.
EDIT: I’m going to add suggestions to this first post until/unless it becomes unwieldy
4 “family homes” that were sale agreed, then the sales stopped by the vendor/bank. Current status unknown other than they are empty.
In receivership, since Feb 2013. So more than 12 months and there has not been a sniff of any activity since. Estimate 200+ empty units
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Dundrum Town Centre
On the slip road at the back of the centre there are what appears to be about 15 unfinished apartments.
Main St Dundrum
3 lovely period houses on Dundrum main street. Were commercial, now empty for several years. Could be very nice “family homes”. There’s a couple of smaller ones next door as well, formerly Joe Daly cycles.
An estate of 4 bed detached houses in Lucan. Didn’t sell at the top of the market
Shieling Square, Raheny
Unknown number, looks like at least 100 apartments?
Tallaght, New Bancroft
Hundreds of empty apartments