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it's about time the councils were given the power/political support to seize derelict properties; make them safe, and then sell them on the open market. if the original owner has a problem, they get the proceeds of the sale from the council, minus the cost of the works to make them safe, and a €50,000 handling fee for the council.
I always thought they had some kind of power to seize stuff that they just never used? A lot of the abandonment that goes on is developers buying up stuff piecemeal over years, then actually developing only when they have a large parcel of land. If I understand it right that's what happened up around the Bleeding Horse back in the day
 

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i think they might, hence the 'political support' comment.

they recently lost a case against harry crosbie, over land behind vicar street, which they claimed was unused and were trying to levy vacant site tax on. he won the case, his legal team successfully argued that they use it for loading/unloading trucks.
 

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I dunno tbh. Unoccupied investment properties are no better than dereliction - the land still isn't being used. A hotel? Marginally better than what's there I'd say, but don't have a strong opinion

If it's owned by the Council it's hardly an investment property though? I'd totally see your point if it was private property sold on but selling public at a loss I just can't get behind.
 

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