Kildare has one of the highest rates of vacant properties in Ireland, new figures reveal.
The vacanthomes.ie website has been set up by Mayo County Council on behalf of the local government sector to provide a central portal for individuals to anonymously log possible vacant properties and alert local authorities who can then follow up with the owners to see whether the house can be re-used quickly.
A total of 2,881 properties have been recorded on the website and a breakdown recorded in each local authority area, shows that Kildare has 141 — one of the highest in the country.
Only Dublin City Council (212), Cork County Council (407), Mayo Co Council (142) and Cavan Co Council (278) have more vacant properties, according to the website.
Minister for Housing Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien told the Dáil that a number of measures are addressing the issue of vacant properties nationwide.
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