Emergency services investigate Connacht Gold incident

Gardai and emergency services are this afternoon (Tuesday) at the scene of a serious incident at a well known DIY and retail centre in Longford town.

Gardai and emergency services are this afternoon (Tuesday) at the scene of a serious incident at a well known DIY and retail centre in Longford town.

It’s believed a structure inside the town’s Connacht Gold store, situated just off the main Athlone Road, collapsed earlier this afternoon, resulting in a number of people becoming trapped inside.

Three fire engines and two ambulances are at the scene and gardai have cordoned off the immediate area as investigations into the incident continue.