City Council Currently Has 350 Vacant Houses In Its Portfolio – While County Council Has 184

The City Council currently has 350 vacant houses in its portfolio, while the County Council has 184.

That’s according to research conducted by Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín – under the Freedom of Information Act.

Nationally, more than 3,500 council-owned houses are empty at present.

The figures also show that nationally there are 98,171 people on housing waiting lists.

Dublin City Council owns the most vacant houses – 712 – followed by Cork City Council in second and and Cork County Council in fourth.

The average time taken to re-let council homes has increased steadily since 2018 – and, in 2021, averaged almost eight months.

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín claims ‘bureaucracy, red tape, poor management, lack of staff and inefficiency is making housing provision grindingly slow’.


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