Councillor: ‘Bloody eye sore’

City Council officials are continuing to talk to the owners of the former garage at Dennehy’s Cross with the hopes that it could be re-developed.

The news came after Sinn Féin Cllr Henry Cremin branded it as a “bloody eye sore,” adding that it has been derelict for 12 years, if not longer.

He asked during Monday’s meeting of Cork City Council for an update on what’s happening with the former garage adding that it’s an eyesore to the thousands of people who pass it daily.

He said it was “a complete embarrassment for the residents who live in close proximity to this site who care and maintain their own properties to the highest standards”.

Fearghal Reidy, Director of Strategic and Economic Development revealed: “In 2018, this site was placed on the derelict sites register. The owner has engaged with planning officials with a view to potential development of the site. Cork City Council is actively engaging with the owners with a view to developing the site.”

The site is currently for sale through Casey & Kingston Auctioneers who say the site is a prime development opportunity. The site previously had planning permission, now lapsed, for a mixed-use development incorporating 31 residential units, a show room and basement car parking.