Dublin ice cream store to temporarily close after car crashes through shop front
The incident occurred on Friday night in Clondalkin.
A Dublin ice cream store has been forced to temporarily close after a car crashed through its shop front.
Gardaí have said they are investigating the collision that occurred at Mario and Luigi Gelato in Clondalkin in Dublin 22 on Friday (7 January) at around 9.15pm.
A Garda spokesperson told JOE that no injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
Mario and Luigi Gelato shared images on Facebook of the "serious damage" caused to the premises and said that the crash left its staff "shocked".
"We would like to start off by thanking our amazing staff for their strength and courage during this difficult time. We are so grateful and blessed they are all ok," it wrote.
"As you are probably aware, Mario and Luigi Gelato will be closed until further notice. Freak accidents happen but the main thing is no one got seriously injured.
"We built Mario and Luigi Gelato from the ground up, serving all our loyal customers the past year and a half. We have the best team working with us and we couldn't have done it without them.
"We will be back. Bigger and better."
The business also said that, in the meantime, its branch in Templeogue is open as usual.
"We would like to thank everyone for their support, calls, texts and being there for us all," it added.
"See you all again soon."
The statement about the incident from the Gardaí reads: "Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on Friday, 7 January 2022 at approximately 9.15pm.
"A car collided with the front of a business premises. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
"Enquiries are ongoing."
Main image via Mario and Luigi Gelato/Facebook