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Anne Cronin will host a public meeting at Ormston House to discuss the #vacantdunnes buildings in Limerick and throughout Ireland. The meeting follows a High Court order to stop the former Sarsfield Street shopping centre from being entered on the Vacant Sites Register. Located in the heart of the city at a prime riverside site, the shopping centre has been closed for over a decade. Dunnes Stores have refused an offer from Limerick City and County Council to purchase the site. The Council re-zoned the site for civic and cultural purpose with the intention of building a new public library and cultural centre, now planned for the Limerick 2030 Opera site.

You can read the judicial review and chronology of events here.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 7 February 2019, 7-9pm.

Image: drawing of proposed new library and cultural centre at the former shopping centre site on Sarsfield Street.

UPDATE: Read “University of Limerick purchase of Dunnes Stores site shows power of people coming together” in the Limerick Leader from 6 April 2019 here.

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