sorry about the typo above. meant to write not and not now and I was making reference to woodies only, although I had heard a rumour months ago that slattery's had closed, which thankfully hasn't happened.
what's the story with the partly developed "apartment " complex at the old bridge (we're talking the building across the road from the properly developed apartment block)?
It's a complete eyesore with a mass of electric cables erupting from a hole in the front
The building you are referring to is not an apartment development, it was intended to be a hostel.( had planning for a hostel) It was close to being finished with the exception of the construction of a new kitchen extension, which was refused planning permission. (flooding was one of the issues, but there were others from what I remember.)