Owner of damaged building given six weeks to act

Metal hoarding in front of the exterior of 49 Upper Cork Street, as a further safety measure. (Picture: Marian Roche)

A Dangerous Structures Notice has been issued to the owner of 49 Upper Cork Street in Mitchelstown, advising them that they have six weeks to demolish the premises in a “safe manner”, to remove all debris and make safe the site.

The notice says that the demolition must take place while ensuring that no damage is done to 50 Upper Cork Street, which is directly attached to it as one of three terraced houses.

The council’s notice remarks in some detail the structural damage that occurred to the building after its partial collapse on 7th July, and before eventually declaring that “the entire premises is structurally unsound.”

The notice states that, should the owner fail to carry out the works, then they may be directed to do so by court order, and the county council may be authorised to carry out the works if they refuse to do so.

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