Dereliction is a description of a property that has a negative impact on its neighbourhood. A property that is an eyesore, that has contaminants, likely to detract from the amenity, character or
appearance of a neighbourhood. It occurs when buildings are left so long they decay and become
inhabitable. This has a debilitating effect on communities. Dereliction has become normalised in
Irish culture leading to an acceptance of the issue. This guerilla newsprint challenges this mindset
by dispelling 10 myths associated with dereliction. Urban centres are losing their character, their
uniqueness, their life. Every building has potential intrinsic value to house, connect, grow and restore a community.