They have been called the 'ghost estates' of the Irish Republic - about 300,000 homes built in the frenzy of the property boom that no-one wants to live in now.
Soon, many brand new houses could be demolished.
So these house have been built in the middle of nowhere, but surely, if the price was right, then people would buy them. It seems though that the Government would rather see these house knocked to the ground, rather than, used even for social housing.
Also by decreasing the supply, it could be argued that the Government are trying to kick start the property bubble again.