Key architect in restoration of St Mel’s cathedral believes Notre dame could be repaired quickly

An architect who was central to the restoration of St Mel’s cathedral believes Notre dame could be repaired much quicker than anticipated.

Investigations are ongoing at the site of the famous Paris cathedral after a fire gutted the roof of the centuries old French landmark last week.Parallels have been drawn by many who witnessed the restoration of St Mel’s cathedral in Longford following fire in 2009, and the task facing French architects.

Colm Redmond is the Managing director Fitzgerald Kavanagh partners- who led the project to restore St Mel’s and completed the project within five years after a target set by former Bishop Colm O’Reilly. He believes that while efforts to restore the cathedral will be time consuming and laborious, it can be done in a reasonable time frame :