So the Fine Oibre government is considering demolishing forty of the ”worse” ghost estates in the country. From the Journal:
“The vast majority of the estates being considered are in rural areas and would not be suitable for either sale or for social housing as there are no local facilities or employment prospects.”
Read that again:
“…there are no local facilities or employment prospects”.
So what do Irish citizens in those areas where the ghost estates exist do for local housing, local services or local employment? Oh yes, they get sent letters from the Department of Social Protection suggesting that they should leave the country.
The “miracle” of Ireland’s economic recovery…