Fortunestown Lidl To Reopen After Vandalism Attack In March


It’s back to business today for the Lidl outlet destroyed by vandals last March.

The Fortunestown branch in CityWest was attacked by looters during the big snow, and then destroyed with a stolen digger.

A new store’s been built on the site, and this morning it’s been welcoming its first customers.


Store Manager Ruth Shanley says after the initial shock of the attack, staff welfare became a top priority:

“It was very shocking for everybody obviously – everybody in Lidl as well as the community in Fortunestown our main our main priority was the staff when we heard about it – so we made sure nobody approached the site and we had plans in place to redeploy everybody to the new store.”