Lidl Ireland confirms plans to demolish store damaged and looted in Dublin
A final decision has yet to be taken on future plans for the site.
Lidl Ireland has confirmed that the store that was severely damaged and looted in Dublin last Friday night will be demolished in the interests of health and safety.
Six people were arrested after a stolen digger was used to bulldoze into the side of the store in Fortunestown, Tallaght, which was subsequently looted, while criminals also attempted to break into a safe stolen from the premises.
On Wednesday, Lidl Ireland confirmed that, after an assessment of the damage caused to the Fortunestown store, a decision was taken to demolish the remainder of the building in the interests of health and safety.
In a statement, Lidl Ireland said: “At present we are yet to make a final decision on future plans for the site.”
Lidl also revealed that a free shuttle bus service from Fortunestown to another Lidl store at Whitestown Way, Tallaght, will run once a day from Friday, 9 March, designed to help regular customers who aren’t able to travel.
A 40-seater bus will be provided for the service and it will operate strictly on a first come, first served basis.
The bus will depart directly opposite the Fortunestown store at 10.30am sharp each day, drop customers to Lidl at Whitestown Way and will wait for one hour whilst shopping is done. The bus will leave Whitestown Way at 11.45am sharp and return to Fortunestown. Customers are asked to note that there will only be space for one buggy and one wheelchair on each journey.
Earlier this week, Lidl Ireland revealed that employees in its Fortunestown store in Dublin have been redeployed to other Lidl stores.