Protesters set to take to the streets in Mitchelstown

Courtesy crossings have been put in place both north and south of the damage at Upper Cork Street to make it easier for pedestrians to cross. (Picture: Marian Roche)

A major protest is to be held this Thursday, by members of Mitchelstown community in response to the council’s perceived inaction on the site of the building collapse at 49 Upper Cork Street.

The protest is in response to the fact that a representative from the council has refused to come to Mitchelstown to meet residents and business owners.

Further consternation was caused this week when the council moved to install ‘courtesy crossings’ for pedestrians outside the building – which could be seen as an acceptance that the matter is a long way from being resolved.

At a council meeting on Tuesday, the ‘’rights’ of the property owners were expressed by council staff.

“We just need to be very mindful that these buildings are owned by private property owners, and they have property rights that we have to be mindful of, and respect.”

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