Vacant Homes

In August 2017, Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, announced a number of key actions already being taken by his Department and local authorities to quickly progress the delivery of vacant homes back into use as soon as possible. This was done in advance of the Vacant Homes Strategy announced in September 2017.

A website ( has been developed by Mayo County Council on behalf of the local government sector, as a central portal for individuals to anonymously log possible vacant properties and alert local authorities who can then follow up with the owners to see whether the house can be re-used quickly. The website will also provide some useful information for property owners as to what steps are currently needed, and how, to bring their house back into use.

We encourage citizens in Waterford to make use of this facility and to therewith report vacant properties to us.

  • Access the VACANT HOMES website.
  • View Waterford Council's Vacant Homes Action Plan here.
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