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Historic Brady’s Department Store to Be Demolished Amid Safety Concerns

Historic Brady’s Department Store in Drogheda to Be Demolished Amid Safety Concerns

Louth County Council Closes Road and Begins Demolition of Derelict Building in Drogheda

Louth County Council has initiated emergency measures to close off Narrow West Street in Drogheda, citing severe safety risks posed by the deteriorating former Brady’s Department Store. The 18th-century building, which later housed an Abrakebabra restaurant and a Toymaster store, has been vacant for years and is now in a critical state of disrepair, with masonry already falling onto the path below.

After taking possession last March, the property owner was notified by the council of the building’s alarming condition, prompting an independent technical assessment. The findings necessitated immediate action, leading to the issuance of a Dangerous Structure Notice that mandates the building’s demolition to ensure public safety.

Road and footpath closures have been enforced around the dangerous structure, with diversions in place expected to last until the area is declared safe. The council acknowledges the inconvenience caused and appreciates public cooperation during the emergency works.

Key Details:

Affected Area: Narrow West Street, from Father Connolly Way to Patrickswell Lane

Closure Duration: Until Friday, June 14th, 5 PM

Detour Routes: Via Father Connolly Way, Dominick Street, and Patrickswell Lane back to Narrow West Street

Footpath Closures: Along Scholes Lane from Fair Street to Narrow West Street, and both sides of Narrow West Street from Scholes Lane to Patrickswell Street

Louth County Council emphasizes the importance of adhering to the road and pedestrian diversions to ensure public safety during this critical demolition process.

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