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Cabinet agrees not to make €500 million payment into the country's rainy day fund
There is currently no money in the rainy day fund which was set up in 2018.
What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings
“It cannot make sense for the economy and it cannot make sense for the people who live here.”
Nadal breezes through in straight sets while French Open witnesses gruelling six-hour match
Poor Corentin Moutet said he ‘could not feel anything in his body’ after losing the three-hour final set.
Falling crime rates mean Netherlands' prisons are being used to house asylum seekers
They are also being turned into business hubs.
There are 230,000 empty houses around the country
“Here’s an enormous stock of houses that already exist.”
In pictures: exploring China's mysterious "unborn cities"
These cities have been built as part of the Chinese government’s plan to gradually relocate rural dwellers to urban locations. They are completely devoid of human life – for now.
13 beautifully creepy photos of abandoned landmarks
Prepare to be awed.
14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011
Over one in five vacant properties were holiday homes, while the majority of the remainder were concentrated on rural areas in the west.
Help map Ireland’s vacant commercial spaces
People from Ireland are invited to help map vacant commercial space around the country for a new project run by PrettyvacanT, which repurposes vacant properties as temporary exhibition space.