ghost estate


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ghost estate

n
(esp in Ireland) a housing estate built during an economic boom but unfinished or unoccupied during a recession
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Anthea said: "Grove Hill's become a ghost estate and we're now surrounded on all sides by empty boarded-up houses as our neighbours have left one by one to go to new homes.
It looks as if the country's National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), charged with dealing with the ghost estate problem, will continue to have a difficult time ahead to find new backers for stalled schemes or a way of completing them affordably.
THE death of a homeless man who was killed following a fall in a ghost estate was yesterday described as a "tragedy".
He stormed: "Ireland will be left with a landscape desecrated and littered with large decaying turbines and a corporate ghost estate across our lovely country.
Multiple crews respond to reports of a fire in a ghost estate which is ripping through a row of terraced houses.
IT is bad enough for anyone unlucky enough to have bought a house on a ghost estate.
This is Brocan Wood - an unfinished ghost estate in Monasterevin, Co Kildare.
Ms Regan, of West View, Cloonfad, agreed to meet him at a nearby ghost estate.
Robert Hartery, 44, shot dead Sarah Regan, 30, after luring her to a deserted ghost estate in the remote village of Cloonfad, Co Roscommon, late on Friday.
A TEACHER wept in court yesterday as a ghost estate security guard who savagely attacked her with a metal bar walked free.
And those six houses on the ghost estate in Longford that the estate agent said would double in value, well, they'll have to be bulldozed.
Officers found the computers in the rafters of an abandoned house in a ghost estate in Tyrrelstown, west Dublin, on Sunday.