Councillors call for demolition of eyesore Carrick-on-Suir Council building 

Aileen Hahesy

Reporter:

Aileen Hahesy

Cllr David Dunne tabled a motion calling on the Council to draw up a plan for Strand Lane Car Park and its surrounding area.

Carrick-on-Suir's councillors have called on Tipperary Co. Council to demolish its former roads depot at Strand Lane in their town because it is a derelict eyesore. 

Cllrs Kieran Bourke and Cllr David Dunne made the call at Carrick Municipal District's monthly meeting.  

Cllr Dunne tabled two motions at the meeting. The first appealed to the Council to deal with the "scourge" of derelict properties across the district and the other requested the Council to draw up a plan for Carrick-on-Suir's Strand Lane Car Park and the area around it including the old  roads depot. 

Both councillors condemned the derelict state of the building and said it should be knocked down. 

District Administrator Martin Nolan said the Council was examining options in relation to the former roads depot. The local authority  first had to go through a process of offering it for alternative uses within the Co. Council and then within the public service. 

He said the Council  was going through this process with this site and six other sites in Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District that were no longer in use. 

Read full report in this week’s print edition of The Nationalist.