Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

St James’s Wood, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Built in 2000: News of fire-safety defects at this complex first came to light in The Irish Times in December 2(...)

Housing scheme in Carrickmines, Co Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Mention of ghost housing estates immediately brings to mind some of the ghastly half -built developments in the midlands which folded when the (...)