CITY CEN­TRE FIRE

The Sligo Champion - - FRONT PAGE -

WORKS will con­tinue at a site on High Street this week fol­low­ing the de­mo­li­tion of an unsafe build­ing there last Sun­day morn­ing. Traf­fic re­opened on the street on Mon­day. DE­MO­LI­TION was tem­po­rar­ily halted on Sun­day dur­ing Mass times at the ad­ja­cent Holy Cross Fri­ary.

The de­mo­li­tion came af­ter many months of en­gage­ment with the joint own­ers, re­ceivers and a bank in a deal which cost the County Coun­cil €10,000 to pur­chase the build­ing.

High Street was closed to traf­fic from 6am on Sun­day morn­ing.

The re­main­der of the work can be com­pleted within the con­fines of the cor­doned-off site, the coun­cil states.

It has not been re­vealed how much it cost the coun­cil for the de­mo­li­tion works nor what the lo­cal author­ity in­tends to do with the site in the fu­ture. The build­ing was on the brink of col­lapse for the best part of a year and at one point le­gal action was threat­ened.

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Be­fore the de­mo­li­tion be­gins on the un­sta­ble build­ing at High Street , Sligo. Donal Hack­ett

Job done. Un­sta­ble build­ing de­mol­ished.

Build­ing crum­bles as work­ers set about their task.

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