Protect Our Past.
Susie Dardis, from the Office of Public Works, writes:
From ringforts to round towers, the public is asked to Protect Our Past amidst rise in damage to heritage sites. This campaign highlights the need for visitors to Ireland’s heritage sites and monuments to be mindful of their actions over the summer.
Office of Public Works
Numbers 44/45 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Ninety-eight properties managed by the Office of Public Works are sitting vacant around the country, reveals
Ken Foxe, at Noteworthy:
These include several important historic properties –
including two adjoining period houses on O’Connell Street in Dublin – that are being allowed to fall into disrepair.
Nearly two-thirds of the vacant properties are former garda stations, most of which were deemed surplus to requirements by the gardaí late last year.
A single rented property is also vacant, but the government is set to escape from its €112,500-a-year lease for that building on Dublin’s Clare Street in January 2020.
…Seven former coastguard cottages in Crosshaven are also empty and are currently “being prepared for disposal” , the Office of Public Works said.
…According to official records, four of the properties have not been used since “pre-1983″ .
Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country (Ken Foxe, Noteworthy)
here for full list of vacant properties and for length of time they’ve been vacant