Vacant houses…. July 15, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
There are almost 260,000 vacant homes across the country, preliminary figures from the latest census show, prompting campaigners and housing experts to call for urgent action to address the State’s “dysfunctional” housing system.
Dr Lorcan Sirr, lecturer in housing studies and urban economics at the Dublin Institute of Technology, said that when holiday homes were taken out of the figures, the 198,000 vacant homes represented 9.7 per cent of the total housing stock. “The vacancy rate is roughly twice what it should be,” he said.
Which in the context of the current housing crisis is, as Simon is quotes as saying in the report, scandalous.