No suitor found for old fire station in Fermoy

Demolition and reconstruction costs to the tune of €250,000 has made finding a suitor for the old site of the Fermoy Fire Station difficult, with no movement on the site since it closed in 2003.

The topic was again broached at this month’s meeting of Fermoy Municipal Authority, where Cllr Kevin O’Keeffe asked what plans Cork County Council had for the site.

Municipal District Officer Pauline Moriarty, told the meeting: “A number of people recently have expressed an interest in it, but the works that are required to it and the cost of it is, I would imagine, what is putting people off it.”

She said they would continue to liaise with the Property Section within Cork County Council to see if they wanted to send out an expression of interest. She added that any interested parties are invited to make contact, but that the Municipal Authority ‘does not have the funding to anything to it’.

Cllr O’Keeffe said it could be used as a museum for the town, a suggestion that Ms Moriarty said she was familiar with. Cllr Frank O’Flynn commented: “This is an ideal building, heart of the town, easily accessible, couldn’t be better located and I support putting it out to the public again and hopefully there’ll be an interest there. We can talk to people who might be interested,” he said.