State spent over ?1.7m maintaining one vacant office buildingMORE than 1.7m has been spent maintaining a vacant office building, that was abandoned by one of the country's largest state agencies, in a prime area of Dublin.
The Enterprise Ireland offices in Glasnevin have been lying unused since April 2008 when the organisation moved to an alternative location in Dublin.
The Department of Enterprise said that the site was owned by Enterprise Ireland but that costs of at least 860,000 were being accrued annually.
The cost of maintaining the site includes local authority rates of 620,000, security costs of 240,000, electricity and gas bills of 120,000 and general maintenance costs of 20,000.
How many beds could be had for 1.7m Euros........schools.........SNA's????
With services being slashed in parts of the HSE, this money could go a long way.
Such waste, as described above, is a disgrace.