Dunnes Stores appeals inclusion of Cork sites on new land tax register

Supermarket retailer asks Cork City Council to remove one site it owns at Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre, and two parcels of land at Bishopstown Court Shopping Centre from the list

Dunnes Stores has requested that the two Bishopstown Court sites be rezoned from residential use to “neighbourhood and local centres” use because it would match the current use of the lands. Picture:

Dunnes Stores is facing a large tax bill over sites it owns in Cork city under the government’s crackdown on vacant land that could be used for housing.

From February 2024, a Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT), levied at 3 per cent on a site’s market value, will come into force. Last November, land owners were notified by local authorities if they would be liable to pay the new tax.

The retailer has appealed against ...