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Ireland Lidl confirm plans to rebuild store destroyed in Fortunestown

16:50  14 march  2018
16:50  14 march  2018 Source:   independent.ie

Father-of-one charged with handling €1,400 of stolen goods taken during Lidl looting

  Father-of-one charged with handling €1,400 of stolen goods taken during Lidl looting Father-of-one charged with handling €1,400 of stolen goods taken during Lidl lootingDuring last week’s snow storm, the Lidl at Fortunesown Lane in Tallaght was extensively damaged after it was raided and looted while another shop was broken into, on Friday.

Lidl has confirmed that it planned to build a bigger store in Fortunestown in Tallaght but those plans may be binned over last week's digger incident. Plans to build a bigger store in the area could be scrapped.

Lidl Confirms Plans To Build New Larger Store On Fortunestown Lane Checkout 12:48 6-Mar-18. Devastation at Lidl store ' destroyed by stolen digger' Daily Mail 23:42 3-Mar-18. Looters Take Advantage Of Snow By Raiding A Lidl With A JCB LADbible 21:50 3-Mar-18.

An image supplied by Lidl of what the new store in Fortunestown will look like © Provided by Irish Independent An image supplied by Lidl of what the new store in Fortunestown will look like The supermarket at Fortunestown Lane was bulldozed and burgled during an incident which took place during Storm Emma.

Today the company announced that they will commence building a 'new and improved store' in the coming weeks.

They hope it will be open to the public 'by late summer'.

The Lidl store in Fortunestown Lane, Jobstown, Tallaght, as nine people have been arrested (Niall Carson/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The Lidl store in Fortunestown Lane, Jobstown, Tallaght, as nine people have been arrested (Niall Carson/PA) In their statement they say: "We have been blown away by the level of support received from our loyal customer base in the Fortunestown area over the past few weeks. We recognise that our service and store team have been greatly missed by the local community over the past few weeks and the team look forward to welcoming back our loyal customers once the rebuild is complete."

Previously the company had said that plans to build a new store were under review and staff were redeployed to other stores in the wake of the incident.

None of the company's staff were in the building at the time of the incident as it was closed following Met Eireann's status red alert.

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Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog .
The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.The mum and her son, who has autism and requires the presence of the specially-trained dog for support in public situations, had just arrived in the Lidl store in Nutgrove, Rathfarnham, Dublin with the dog earlier this month when they were approached by a staff member and asked to leave.

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