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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With rows and rows of empty, neglected, boarded up houses and a desolate park filled with litter and burnt benches, it's become known as the Ghost Estate.
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.
Yesterday, the front page of The Independent newspaper was dominated by the headline "Ghost estate and broken lives: the human cost of the Irish crash", the story beneath beginning with the words "They stand empty across Ireland, 300,000 unoccupied homes...".
Race 2 The Property Developers (in receivership) Selling Handicap Hurdle The winner will receive a 'ghost estate' of no intrinsic value, kindly donated by a former raceowner.
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.
Paradise Hills is what Britons call a "ghost estate" -- an unfinished housing development abandoned due to the economic downturn.
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."
THE death of a homeless man who was killed following a fall in a ghost estate was yesterday described as a "tragedy".
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.