This summer, Peter McVerry Trust began work to identify empty properties and get them back into use.
According to Census 2016, there are 183,312 vacant homes in the State. Peter McVerry Trust believes these properties are key to tackling the housing crisis in Ireland.
Empty homes officer David Kelly discusses the work that Peter McVerry Trust does to locate vacant properties in Dublin and Kildare in this video.
Learn more about the issue of empty homes here.