The city’s list includes prominent buildings such as St Kevin’s Hospital and associated buildings at Shanakiel, which is owned by the HSE and valued at €2.7m, and property at Our Lady’s Hospital on the Lee Road which is owned by the Irish Immigration Fund Limited and is valued at €380,000. Also on the list is the former Vita Cortex plant on the Kinsale Road which is valued at €2.25m.
“Dereliction is an ongoing problem in Cork and it’s something that I and other councillors are always talking about,” said Lord Mayor Mick Finn.
Cork Business Association (CBA) has urged City Hall to get tough on landowners whose sites are classed as derelict.
Mr Gillivan said: “Every city has derelict sites and we would support the council in doing whatever it can to get derelict sites onto the open market for sale.
However, the Lord Mayor said it is difficult for City Hall to purchase sites when they are not getting the required funding from Government.