All Lidl Fortunestown staff have been redeployed to other stores

Lidl Ireland says the team from the damaged store "are genuinely blown away by the swell of support" they've received

All Lidl Fortunestown staff have been redeployed to other stores

The Lidl store in Fortunestown Lane. Picture by: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

All staff from Lidl in Fortunestown have been redeployed to other stores, the retailer has confirmed.

Major repair works need to be carried out to the Dublin store, after a digger was used to cause extensive damage to the building during Storm Emma on Friday night.

Today, the company held a meeting with the 30 staff from the Fortunestown store, and confirmed that workers will be deployed to other stores in the area following the incident.

In a statement, Lidl Ireland said: "The store manager Ruth and her team would like to thank everyone for their kind words in the aftermath of this incident.

"The team are genuinely blown away by the swell of support from, not just the community that they serve daily, but from right around the country." 

It adds that the incident will not impact on the "livelihood of our hard working team".