The damaged building has been protected with a wall of concrete blocks, with the effect of widening the road. (Picture: Marian Roche)

A spokesperson for The Crumbled Building Committee in Mitchelstown has described recent engagement with Cork County Council as “positive”, and that a recent meeting with an engineer for the council had desirable outcomes, including the enhancement of the previously maligned pedestrian crossings in the area.

Claudia Matassa, speaking on behalf of the committee, welcomed the news that the Brother’s Path is to be reopened shortly, opening up accessibility on Upper Cork Street.

It was initially feared by the council that reopening the Brothers’ Walk would create a safety risk if many students were exiting the path onto Upper Cork Street …

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