It could be a removal (well no one is using the car park) due to the charge. We have discussed this at length with Irish Rail. There is no point having an empty car park. The local authorities in Cork are not terribly happy.
It could be that Irish Rail has been stung for not having planning permission.
Most recent news on Midleton was a crackdown on staff parking for free
Despite the empty car park passenger numbers are not bad, Cork local services are estimated to carry 800k this year, given Cobh was 620k during the boom years that means Midleton is doing well, probably in excess of 200k per annum