Why has almost €70 million worth of land been left sitting for 6 years?

After the recession virtually destroyed the construction industry, ghost estates of unpopulated houses littered the country. Not quite as visible as the unoccupied houses are the unoccupied building sites, land bought during the boom years that went undeveloped when the country went bust. The legacy of plans for extravagant projects thought up during the Celtic Tiger is plots of unused land bought for millions lying unused around the country.

Fingal County Council is one of the major victims of the recession, with almost €70 million worth of land sitting unused for almost seven years.  Continue reading Why has almost €70 million worth of land been left sitting for 6 years?

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Won’t someone think of the children? Why media coverage of neknominations is wide of the mark

Another day, another 11.6 billion Euros, as social media giant Facebook recently bought mobile messaging app WhatsApp. While the general reaction among younger users is “That’s a lot of money, WhatsApp is fantastic though”, the general reaction among older people (namely most people out of their mid-thirties) has been “What the hell is WhatsApp?”  Continue reading Won’t someone think of the children? Why media coverage of neknominations is wide of the mark