ONCE a thriving business in years gone by, Brady’s Pub in The Faythe has now turned into a major eyesore for the south end of town. Situated in a prime location, every time shoppers emerge from the carpark of the supermarket across the road, they are greeted with boarded up windows, peeling paintwork and even an overgrown bush hanging down onto the footpath in front of the building which still bears the name ‘Brady's’ over the door.
For the best part of a decade the former pub has sat idle, and it shows in its deterioration into a state of pure dereliction.
Wexford County Council has expressed concerns over the dangers posed by the building in recent weeks, as it has now formally notified the owners that the pub is being placed on the local authority's derelict site register. The move will enable the council to force the owners to clean up the site, impose levies and fines and eventually maybe even carry out a compulsory purchase of the property.
A notice to this effect was erected on the boarded window of the former pub, giving the owners, Faythe Taverns Ltd with an address listed as 2nd Floor Warrington House, Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2, one month to make representations to the council's planning department.
Faythe Taverns Ltd is listed as having been established on August 20, 2014, and it's interesting to note that the pub has never opened its doors in the lifetime of the company, which is also still seen as active, having last filed accounts on October 4, 2021. The company’s current directors have been the director of 43 other Irish companies between them; 8 of which are now closed and Faythe Taverns Ltd has one shareholder.
Local councillor George Lawlor said it’s about time the council acted.
"This has been a blight and an eyesore in an area that has seen tremendous work done by the local community to enhance the area," he said. “We must use whatever powers we have to bring buildings like this back into use.”