Munster Rugby intervenes in plans to redevelop former factory beside Musgrave Park

Province has lobbied politicians for special consideration in any plans for the Cork site, which is earmarked for development

Musgrave Park is used by Munster for some United Rugby Championship games. Picture: Getty

Munster Rugby has intervened in plans to redevelop the well-known Vita Cortex plant beside Musgrave Park, asking for special consideration in any future proposals for the Cork site.

The province’s chief executive has lobbied local and national politicians to change the zoning of the site, which has been derelict for four years and in 2011 made international headlines due to a 160-day industrial dispute over redundancy payments.

Ian Flanagan said Munster’s presence in the Kinsale ...