Old hotel's owners are ordered to sort it out

By dAVID tUCKER

Local residents with Cllr. Ger Carthy on their protest two weeks ago.
Local residents with Cllr. Ger Carthy on their protest two weeks ago.

THE OWNERS of the crumbling former Great Southern Hotel at Rosslare Harbour have been served with a Dangerous Structures notice ordering them to 'put their house in order'.

The notice orders KBT Capital Management Ltd. to clear the site of rubbish and overgrowth and send it to landfILL, check the site for vermin, secure all points of access with blockwork, secure the perimeter of the building with a 2.4 metre high security fence, erect a security fence on the St Martin's Road boundary to prevent access through the main car park and paint the exterior of the building to remove graffiti and its derelict appearance.

The company, which has been served with the notice through their solicitors, who are based in Offaly, have been given two weeks to complete the work.

The hotel, which has been abandoned for several years, has increasily become a haunt for anti-social behaviour.

Two weeks ago, local people, led by Cllr Ger Carthy, protested about the state of the building - once the showpiece of the village - which is now in a tumbledown state of abandonment and which attracts squatters travelling into the port. 'Rosslare is the Gateway to Europe and there are these eyesores,' said Cllr Carthy, referring to Great Southern building and the former site of the Tuskar House Hotel, which was flattened some years ago. In early 2015, the Great Southern and the Tuskar House site were sold to the same developer, however, no plans to develop either of the sites every materialised. Cllr Carthy has called a public meeting at the Railway Social Club in Rosslare Harbour tonight (Tuesday, May 16) to report back following a planned meeting with the owners of the sites.

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