The family of a local man who died when the internal wall of the Connacht Gold Co-op fell on him were awarded â‚¬750,000 in damages at a High Court sitting last week.
Teresa Mulleady of Creenagh, Longford was awarded the sum after her husband Sean (48) died from injuries he sustained after a section of the wall collapsed on him and several others at the store on January 29, 2013.
Mr Mulleady, a married father of three was buying gates at the time of the incident. A second man also lost his life and several others were seriously injured.
The court heard that Mr Mulleady was a hard working man who did not drink or smoke. He was employed as a fitter with a family business in Longford town and also operated a small farm.
Counsel for the Mulleady family said Mr Mulleadyâ€™s death had been â€œextremely traumaticâ€ for the deceasedâ€™s wife and family.
Mrs Mulleady sued Connacht Gold who was the tenant at the store when the tragedy occurred; the premisesâ€™ owners, Vincent Ruane Builders Ltd and Construction Ltd and the project manager Simon Beale trading as Simon Beale and Associates.