My first question was ‘Can the council seek to speak with the current or new owner of Grace’s Pub in Kildare with a view to cleaning up the appearance of this building? As a focal point near the bus stop and tourist information centre in the middle of a heritage town tourist destination, this building takes from the overall attractiveness and impact of the Town Square. If we are serious about the importance of tourism to Kildare then innovative solutions to vacant buildings like these that detract from the appearance of the town need to be pursued.
Report issued by Mr. Brian O’Gorman, Administrative Officer, Environment Section. The Environment Department will contact the current owner regarding the concerns raised by the member.