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14 March 2016

Dublin landowners who allow buildings and sites to fall into dereliction face compulsory purchase of their property under a Dublin City Council crackdown on derelict sites.

Council chief executive Owen Keegan said the council has been “too deferential” to property owners and “unduly tolerant” of sites which are a blight on the city.

The council needs to take a more proactive approach to buildings and sites which are being allowed to run down and remain undeveloped, sometimes for years, in the city centre, he said.

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