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Popular Drogheda pub damaged in suspected arson attack

The incident occurred around 6am this morning.

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING an alleged arson attack on a well-known pub in Drogheda, Louth, which occurred in the early hours of this morning. 

The Thatch Pub on Donore Road in the town was targeted at around 6am this morning. Luckily, firefighters responded within 15 minutes and managed to save most of the old building.

Nobody was injured in the incident and gardaí said that a technical examination will determine the course of their investigation.

Local councillor Paul Bell told local radio LMFM that the roof can be restored. 

He said: “I’m devastated for the community and those who own the property. The only positive out of this is the residents and the fire service reacted so quickly. It was assessed this morning that the building can be saved and can also be restored.”

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