CITY CENTRE FIRE
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.
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.