Local councillor John Cummins is impressed at the rate of progress made in cleaning up the former Árd Ri Hotel overlooking the City.

The building has been derelict for a number of years and he’s delighted to see that work to ameliorate the eyesore is continuing “at a rate of knots” in anticipation of the Tall Ships Race in June.

“This It is something which over 3,000 people on Facebook and I have campaigned long and hard for,” the Fine Gael councillor says. “I particularly want to thank the owners of the site for stepping up to the plate.