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30th Aug 2018

PICS: Lidl Tallaght Destroyed By Looters Is Finally Reopening Today

Kiara Keane

The Lidl in Tallaght destroyed with a digger during Storm Emma has finally reopened its doors almost six months on.

A gang of people broke into the Lidl store in the Fortunestown area and tried to open the safe with a JCB. The army was even called into deal with the incident which made headlines worldwide.

Over the past six months, Lidl Ireland has completely demolished the original building and build a bigger one while also extending the carpark.

Store manager Ruth Shanley told Newstalk: “I’d like to extend our thanks to our loyal customer base in Fortunestown for their level of support over the past few months.

“We recognise that our service and store team have been greatly missed by the local community and we are delighted to welcome everyone back.”

The grand reopening was almost postponed after it transpired that copper piping and wire were stolen from the premises, which were crucial to the rebuilding of the store.

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