A historical building, highly regarded by the people of Tipperary Town, is the subject of a planning application to Tipperary County Council.
Abercorn Developments Limited have applied to Tipperary County Council for planning permission in respect of, what is known as “The Irish House”, Main Street, Tipperary Town. The application seeks permission for development to the first and second floor of the premises, with a change of use from office and educational use into 6 apartments for residential use and street/ground floor pedestrianisation access, separate storage areas ancillary to the residential use, and the construction of bin storage areas externally.
The application notes that the building is a Registered Protected Structure in the Tipperary Development Plan 2013.
The Irish House was once a technical school on the Main Street of Tipperary Town, and was home to a discount retail store from the mid 1990s. In recent years, the premises has been vacant, and prone to a considerable degree of disrepair and deterioration. The building is generally considered to be a historical site within the town.
The applicants, Abercorn Developments Limited was established in 2004 and has a registered office at 4 Pery Square, Limerick City.