Calls For Dedicated Department For Vacant Properties In Offaly

The idea has been implemented with great success in Limerick.

An Offaly councillor is calling for a dedicated department to deal with vacant properties.

Social Democrat Clare Claffey says that in the midst of a housing crisis, the county needs to bring derelict buildings back into use. 

She's highlighting Limerick as an example of a taskforce that brought 100 empty buildings back into use. 

Councillor Claffey explains how the operation would work: 

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