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    Listening to the George Hook Show tonight he had an academic from NUI Maynooth on who was talking about "ghost estates" throughout the country and the extent of vacant properties everywhere. The county with the highest rate of unoccupied houses was Co Leitrim where fully 1/3 of properties are vacant. The main reason for this was the fact that the whole county had S23 status which meant development was haphazard at best and went on in even the most inappropriate places. This effectively made it a microcosm of the whole country.
    One of the effects which the panel never mentioned was that these properties are effectively subsidising landlords as many of these same properties were acquired by landlords just to avail of S23 status and reduce the rental income for tax purposes. Over time these properties will have cost their owners nothing.

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    Theres a thread on this topic already
    http://www.politics.ie/economy/12250...ml#post2403694
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    NAMA could end up sponsoring the Leitrim GAA team
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    Quote Originally Posted by imokyrok View Post
    Theres a thread on this topic already
    http://www.politics.ie/economy/12250...ml#post2403694
    Mine is in the most appropriate forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    Mine is in the most appropriate forum
    I dont agre that your forum is best as this link is soley talking of the Leitrim link to unoccupied properties. And i fully agree Leitrim is the fore runner in the north west, Carrick on Shannon and Manorhamilton and houses and even fully unoccupied estates its like one of them films where a plague came and wiper all out.
    I said before in a previous link that NAMA could set up its head quarters in
    Manorhamilton, its quite shocking full estates unoccupied, a new town centre almost finished and a ghost town never to be inhabitated, how could this be allowed to happen?

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    Put me down for two apartments in the Lough Rynn estate beside the Nick Faldo designed golf course. What are they selling for now ? What is the S23 relief ?

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    If you head over to Leitrim's tiny coastline (sandwiched between Sligo and Donegal - but including the R. Drowse - salmon fishing deluxe) you'll find lots of that sort of property. Then just N in Donegal around Bundoran, same thing. Sligo seems to have been better controlled. Used to think they were being built for NornIrelanders who wanted to get away from the 'marching season', but always wondered who was ever gonna live in 'em. As stated, Carrick and Manorhamilton are ghost towns. They used to sport billboards announcing that this was S 23 housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teapot View Post
    If you head over to Leitrim's tiny coastline (sandwiched between Sligo and Donegal - but including the R. Drowse - salmon fishing deluxe) you'll find lots of that sort of property. Then just N in Donegal around Bundoran, same thing. Sligo seems to have been better controlled. Used to think they were being built for NornIrelanders who wanted to get away from the 'marching season', but always wondered who was ever gonna live in 'em. As stated, Carrick and Manorhamilton are ghost towns. They used to sport billboards announcing that this was S 23 housing.
    Turn off the N15 for Mullaghmore, County Sligo and it is a ghost town in Winter, about 12 people on the electoral roll. Most of the houses are owned by Northerners and Dubs.

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    they call dunfanaghy in donegal 'doorbell city' because that is the only light you see on in the houses

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    they call dunfanaghy in donegal 'doorbell city' because that is the only light you see on in the houses
    Well thats a good title for the ghost towns, ''doorbell city's''> It is really shocking, these small towns really are the defination of what went wrong with this country and it also focuses the mind. Just think the leader of the Irish Estate agents Assoc. Has called for these estates to be all taken over by the Govt and used for social housing, can you imagine small towns swamped with large populations of social housing residents busssed in from different parts of Ireland.
    Then there is the Ray McSharry former finance minister call for many of these estates to be demolished.........who will pick up the bill then im sure it wont be the Chemists Bar owners and Developers.

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