The building that partially collapsed at 49 Upper Cork Street in Mitchelstown last week has brought to light the number of buildings in the area that are on the 2020 register of derelict properties, including two more in Mitchelstown, and a further eight in the town of Fermoy.

While in Kilfinane, Co Limerick, there are five buildings on the Derelict Sites Register of Limerick City and County Council.

The Mitchelstown property has been on the derelict sites register for over 13 years, having been registered on 12th December 2007. It was purchased by an unknown bidder on 30th September 2020 for €61,000 on the online property trading site BidX1.

At that time, it was described thus: ‘Derelict end of terrace house. Three storey beneath a pitched roof. Gardens to the rear. Requires refurbishment.’

Cork County Council were contacted regarding the potential danger of the site by The Avondhu …

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