A Cork County Council ruling made 34 years ago may block plans for an Amusement and Gaming Arcade in Mitchelstown.

In 1984, a motion in the names of Cllrs Carey Joyce, Dick Fitzgerald and Joe Sherlock to rescind part three of the Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956 for Mitchelstown was unanimously passed by the Council effectively meaning that any future application to the District or Circuit Court to obtain a licence for gambling machines in Mitchelstown would be refused.

The controversial proposal to open a new amusement and gaming arcade in Mitchelstown has generated public disquiet and hundreds of people have signed a petition opposing the Perks development in the property known as Weavers.

Now, following a meeting of the MBA, it has emerged that the Perks plan may be thwarted by a decision taken thirty four years ago by Cork County Council.

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