The following statement was posted on their Facebook page
“Last night we lost our business for the second time in 8 years. A fire ripped through the building and destroyed our livelihood. As a result, 8 full time and 15 part time employees lost their jobs. The Gardai examined the building this morning and ruled out foul play.
Business had been flourishing, customers were falling in love with our new range of gins, the dry age beef was the best in the region. Just today we were experimenting with new dishes and we were planning to include crocodile in tonight’s menu!
In the last few weeks we had renovated behind the counter, and we proudly displayed these improvements on google street view.
Christmas Eve will be different this year, so many of our customers began their festivities with us on the busiest night of the year.
Special words of appreciation goes out to Garda Colm mc Donagh and Garda Eddie Sheppard who were first on the scene, and our own Christopher Mc Kenna and David Coughlan who followed closely after.
Thank you to the Monaghan, Clones, Ballybay and Dundalk fire brigade who quickly attended the scene for a total of 8 hours.
A special mention to Terry Gilsenan(Terry’s Bar) Frank Mc Eneaney (Westenra Hotel), Paul Lavery (The Batch loaf/An Poc Fada), Mark Hamill, The Hillgrove Hotel for their assistance and support today.
Thank you to our friends, family and customers for their kind words and good wishes.
Although this is a devastating blow, our spirit will not be broken. It our intention to rebuild our business and reopen in 2016- and we look forward to seeing you all then.
The Redmond Family”
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