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    The unfinished site for the Plaza Hotel, Spa and Leisure Center in Edenderry in County Offaly. The proposed project along with a shopping and housing development called The Downshire was the brainchild of failed property auctioneer Ger Killally, who had judgment orders confirmed against him by AIB for 15.5 million euro in unpaid loans for the site

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    Unsold apartments in the Downshire commercial and housing development Edenderry in County Offaly

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    A development of seven terrace houses on the main street in Athgarvan Village in County Kildare with five unsold after three months, sit aiong side a separate development of four luxury houses (not in photo) with only two sold after a year

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    Two very large houses, part of a development of four, have been on sale for over a year in Athgarvan in County Kildare

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    A couple of sheep seem to have indicated an interest in two unsold luxury houses in Athgarvan Village in County Kildare

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    The entry to Battery Court luxury new housing development in Longford Town, where only a couple houses are occupied. Behind the sign at the entrance gates which states "Now You Know You've Arrived" are a line of completed homes with an asking price of 325,000 euro. But beyond this familiar front line image of Celtic Tiger Ireland, lie row upon row of stark half-built grey edifices, which resemble a film set for a disaster movie about an Armageddon event

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    A row of half-built homes in Battery Court estate in Longford

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    A dismal site: A garbage-ridden unfinished home in the Longford estate

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