Written answers

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Vacant Properties

Photo of Johnny MythenJohnny Mythen (Wexford, Sinn Fein)
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585. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of vacant residential properties in County Wexford on the vacant homes register in tabular form. [30768/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The innovative website vacanthomes.ie was developed by Mayo County Council in July 2017 on behalf of the local government sector to serve as a central portal for individuals to anonymously log possible vacant homes and to alert local authorities so that they can then follow up with the registered owners. It is a key tool in the effort to identify and bring long-term vacant homes back into use.

This source of locally generated information is proving useful in supplementing the country-wide analysis on vacancy and in mobilising communities to assist local authorities in developing and implementing a targeted approach to deal with vacancy. The website also provides useful information for property owners on how to bring their vacant properties back into use and on available financial supports.

The latest available data on vacanthomes.ie shows that 115 properties have been logged on the website in Wexford.


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