Thursday, October 9, 2008
in Dublin alone there are 10,000 unsold private units almost half of which have two bedrooms.
The Government has been urged to buy some of the thousands of homes left unoccupied because of the recession. Simon Communities of Ireland says the homes should be used to house the many families to whom the Government has promised accommodation. Simon, which works to end homelessness, says that in Dublin alone there are 10,000 unsold private units almost half of which have two bedrooms. It wants the State to buy some of them now, a move which it says would be welcomed by the construction industry and the wider economy.