Calls to take action to secure derelict building due to anti-social behaviour
The derelict building on Bohernabreena Road

Calls to take action to secure derelict building due to anti-social behaviour

THERE are calls for South Dublin County Council to take action to ensure that a derelict property that has been subject to ongoing anti-social behaviour is inaccessible, reports Aimee Walsh.

The building, which is a former tanning factory, is located on Bohernabreena Road near the turn for St Anne’s GAA Club.

Councillor Alan Edge for Firhouse-Bohernabreena put the motion forward at a recent Area Committee Meeting following growing concerns regarding the site.

“There are a number of issues there. It has been a site for young people to congregate at for quite some time now and obviously residents have been concerned by that,” Cllr Edge told The Echo.

“My own concerns are that on at least one occasion it has been on fire, and I called the fire brigade myself out on it, so it is just a source of concern that this building is there.”

When asked about the reports of anti-social behaviour at the property, Cllr Edge said that it happens “on a regular basis”.

“Quite often there will be young people in the building,” he said. There doesn’t seem to be any problem in accessing it.”

In the council’s response to the motion, they stated that the property is “actively being monitored under the provisions of the Derelict Sites Act 1990”.

They added that the property is registered in the ownership of a company that is in liquidation, and that efforts to contact the liquidator have been unsuccessful and “correspondence remains unanswered”.

“The issue is that, because it is private property the council can’t go into it and secure it, so they are trying to deal with the liquidator and liaise with the owner.” Cllr Edge commented.

“The condition of the building is a concern as well I think that it may not be a safe structure. I haven’t been in it myself, but obviously it is something that we want to keep an eye on.”

South Dublin County Council added that all actions that are open to them under the provisions act will “be considered with a view to resolving this ongoing issue”.

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