68% of vacant commercial properties vacant for over three years

Over two-thirds of vacant commercial properties have been empty for over three years.

There are nearly 212,000 commercial addresses in Ireland and 28,000 of these are vacant.

Sligo had the highest vacancy rate at 18.7% while Kerry recorded the lowest rate at 10.5%.

Ballybofey in Co Donegal is the town with the highest rate, while Dublin 8 is the postcode with the highest rate in the capital.

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

Fewer than 1,000 social homes built in Munster

Plans for 176 homes near Midleton refused permission

Murphy 'not living in the real world' with 'harsh' housing proposal, opposition TDs claim

Report: 35k new homes needed annually in next decade


More in this Section

Limerick boating incident: 'I can still hear the girls screaming'

Government are 'sleepwalking' into a chaotic disorderly Brexit, say Fianna Fáil

'Shocked, angered and dismayed': Dublin Mayor on amalgamation of Clondalkin Jigsaw

Cervical Check: Fianna Fáil say delayed Scally report is 'disappointing'


Lifestyle

Wishlist: Vintage fashion and home-ware are back in style

Spring has sprung: Use the new season turn your garden into an environmentally sound patch

It makes cents to get savvy with household spending

Designer home: Turning a small house into a spacious family home

More From The Irish Examiner