It is believed that The Grand Hotel in Fermoy may reopen to provide accommodation to those continuing to arrive in Ireland from wartorn Ukraine.

The town centre hotel, which boasts 12-ensuite bedrooms closed in early November 2019, reopening only briefly since to host a seasonal pop-up shop last Christmas.

Calls have been repeatedly extended for it to reopen to the public, following its unexpected closure.

The location of a skip outside the hotel on Ashe Quay has fuelled speculation locally regarding the future use of the building, however, rumours regarding possible renovations …

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