Cork County Council have confirmed that the owner of the damaged building at 49 Upper Cork Street, Mitchelstown has been in contact with the council.

On foot of the communication, the Council have given the owner a limited time extension. Should the owner fail to act, the council vow to ‘proceed immediately to progress the matter to the next stage’.

In December, the council gave the owner six weeks to act. While news that the owner has been in contact with the council is welcome, the council say that the response is ‘unsatisfactory’, so they are affording them ‘very limited’ additional time, in order to afford them a right to reply which is in compliance with legislation.

The council gave the update in response to a letter from the MBA seeking an update.

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