Upcoming Events

Leitrim | Housing

no events match your query!

New Events

Leitrim

no events posted in last week

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link THIS BLOG HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Good news out of Russia - even the "non-system" opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of "false flag" two years ago VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link DPR PM Zakharchenko presser 27/02/15 Economical and political future of DPR VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Breaking news: FALSE FLAG IN MOSCOW! VINEYARDSAKER:

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases? 7 July, Dublin Wed Jul 01, 2015 13:20 | GuestPost

offsite link The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:16 | Alan Greene

offsite link The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity Tue Jun 30, 2015 17:32 | Liam Thornton

offsite link The Direct Provision Report: Recommendations on Improving the Quality of Life for Protection Seekers Tue Jun 30, 2015 17:02 | Liam Thornton

offsite link The Direct Provision Report: Summary of Recommendations on Accommodation Standards Tue Jun 30, 2015 16:59 | Liam Thornton

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Internment 1970? 12:36 Wed Jul 01, 2015 | guestposter

offsite link 1937 Statement By Communist Party Secretariat Objecting To The Proposed Constitution 10:17 Wed Jul 01, 2015 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link The sage of Tallaght considers the latest polls? 09:25 Wed Jul 01, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link What you want to say ? 1st July 2015 03:16 Wed Jul 01, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link They did it! Greece defaults on IMF 00:51 Wed Jul 01, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

offsite link FIANNA FÁIL AND THE BANK INQUIRY : SOME INITIAL OBSERVATIONS 21:04 Mon Jan 12, 2015

offsite link PETER NYBERG BANK INQUIRY EVIDENCE, 17 DECEMBER 2014 18:05 Sun Dec 28, 2014

offsite link For Some Vicious Mole of Nature: Making Sense of The Irish Bank Crisis 21:07 Fri Dec 26, 2014

Dublin Opinion >>

Short Film on the Ghost Estates of Ireland

category leitrim | housing | opinion/analysis author Friday December 16, 2011 23:03author by John O'Neillauthor email johnoneillphotography at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

The legacy of the Celtic tiger

There are over 600 ghost estates in Ireland. This equates to nearly 20.000 properties which are incomplete or empty.

This short film takes the viewer on a tour of a Ghost estate in Rooskey, Co Leitrim,Ireland. These developments are as a result of unregulated planning and flawed environmentalism. All properties were falling into disrepair. It is likely that these houses will be demolished even though they are approx 3-5 years old. Brian Cowen talks about Irish economic recovery. He is drunk and slurs his words.

Related Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtz85asdsSo

Caption: Ghost Estates


author by leftypublication date Sun Dec 18, 2011 08:23Report this post to the editors

these houses should be given to people on the housing list, thus saving the large ongoing cost of rent allowance for the state.

Its a lot cheaper to patch up a few problems than build new houses for homeless people.

However they'd rather level them to try and push up real estate prices for the rich than give them to the poor.

Thats greed for you..

 
© 2001-2015 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy