12 September 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“This eyesore has been the bane of Carrickmacross town for a number of years now and it either needs to be finished or demolished.”

These were the strong words of Councillor Colm Carthy at the site of the unfinished development on the Old Ardee Road in Carrickmacross recently.

He stated: “I am of the view that this structure has been left to rot and I see no reason to allow that to continue. Carrickmacross prides itself on its tidiness and there is no excuse to let this site get further and further into disrepair.”

The Sinn Féin representative went on to say: “I have every sympathy for the owners whose vision for the project was shelved because of a number of factors including the recession and planning issues but the time for action on this site is now.
“The work on this site came to a halt in 2007 and almost 10 years on it stands out as a memorial to the recession; as part of Celtic Tiger recklessness.”

Cllr. Carthy further commented: “I have spoken to many constituents and business owners in the town who have asked me why nothing is being done.

“While I have highlighted this issue at Council meetings over the last number of months we have yet to be informed of the plans for this project.

“I have been told by the Council Executive that there are talks currently ongoing with the owners and an approved housing association but I have yet to be told what the plans are or when they will be implemented.”

Councillor Carthy first brought this issue to the attention of the Executive back in March, when he successfully passed a motion at Municipal …

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