Limerick City Council takes action over derelict buildings

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A BLOCK of unused buildings on Catherine Street could be added to the official register of derelict buildings if the owners do not come up with proposals to improve their appearance in the coming weeks.

A BLOCK of unused buildings on Catherine Street could be added to the official register of derelict buildings if the owners do not come up with proposals to improve their appearance in the coming weeks.

Limerick City Council has formally written to the owners of the properties, which are located at 34-41 Catherine Street, informing them of their intentions.

According to public notices which have been erected at each of the buildings, the local authority says it believes the buildings are derlelict as defined in the Derelict Sites Act.

The buildings, which are located opposite the HSE offices cover around a quarter of an acre and have not been used for some time.

A spokesperson for Limerick City Council says in recent months it has received several representations from councillors demanding it take action over the condition of the buildings, which have been described as an eyesore.

“The owners have until the end of next month to come back to us and our hope is that they will be in a position to either do them up or develop them in time,” said a spokesperson at City Hall.

*A full version of this story was published in the print edition of Limerick Leader, dated October 26, 2011