Almost 20,000 homes across Cork city and county lie idle
That's according to figures from the 2016 Census which shows Cork has the second highest number of vacant properties in the country
Cork city has a vacant rate of 7.7% while Cork county has a vacancy rate of 9%.
Orla Riordan has more for RedFM News.
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