Costelloe Awaits Plans for Derelict Site in Medieval Quarter

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LIMERICK City and County Council have acquired the old Garda station site on Mary Street in the heart of the medieval quarter of Limerick.
The acquisition followed a successful motion initiated by Sinn Fein Councillor John Costelloe calling on the council to take over the site over three years ago. Cllr Costelloe is now anxious to see the dilapidated site developed.
“This site  has deteriorated over many years of neglect by the OPW and it’s high time it was cleaned up and developed to its full potential. Given the fact we are in a housing crisis there is a real onus on the council to progress plans to bring it back into use. 
“This building has been left as an absolute eye sore in the community for too long.
“We need to see fast-tracked plans from the council and make sure the tendering process is not left to linger. Just as importantly we will need the Government to release the necessary funding to start the process.”
Cllr Costelloe concluded “Here we have a prime site two minutes walk from Limerick City Council offices left to fester into disrepair. I very much welcome the acquisition of the site by the Council, and will be pressing for a swift plan of action and funding for same”