Commercial Vacancy Rates At All Time High

Places such as Edgeworthstown have vacancy rates of almost one in every three buildings.

New figures show town centres need help as the number of vacant commerical properties stands at its highest rate since records began.

GeoDirectory's new report has found rural towns such as Edgeworthstown in Longford are suffering with almost 1 in 3 units in the area lying vacant.

Action plans transforming one town centre in every county are set to be unveiled by the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphries tomorrow.

GeoDirectory CEO Dara Keogh says schemes like the Town Centre First policy are vital to making sure we don't slip further with our vacancy rates:

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