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Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
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Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks

Aug 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,901 Views 13 Comments

Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall
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'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall

Feb 22nd 2020, 9:00 AM 36,017 Views 30 Comments

The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.

'I'm fed up': Owners of Sandyford apartments given deadline to pay for fire safety repairs
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'I'm fed up': Owners of Sandyford apartments given deadline to pay for fire safety repairs

Jan 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 59,191 Views 91 Comments

An audit last year found potential fire safety deficiencies that could cost owners up to €14,000 each to repair.

Dublin Fire Brigade issues warning ahead of cold snap as temperatures set to plunge nationwide
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Dublin Fire Brigade issues warning ahead of cold snap as temperatures set to plunge nationwide

Jan 18th 2020, 2:59 PM 63,933 Views 30 Comments

It is expected to get as low as -4 degrees tonight.

Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns
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Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns

Dec 17th 2019, 9:00 PM 18,768 Views 0 Comments

The challenge has been brought by JCP Powdermill Care Centre Ltd.

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
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Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,719 Views 27 Comments

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns
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Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns

Sep 24th 2019, 6:23 PM 11,826 Views 0 Comments

The judge ruled that the orders previously granted by the High Court are to remain in place.

Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns
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Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns

Sep 5th 2019, 6:16 PM 29,919 Views 0 Comments

If a fire started in any of the three buildings it would “spread very quickly”, the High Court was told.

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks
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Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 10,925 Views 0 Comments

Plans to open a Direct Provision centre in Rooskey were scrapped based on legal advice.

Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough
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Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough

Jan 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,376 Views 16 Comments

Much of the media reporting focused on the alcohol intake of the victims but that it is not how fire inquests are normally reported, writes Jacinta Brack.

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween
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Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween

Oct 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,545 Views 5 Comments

Emergency services do not want to see a repeat of Halloween-related injuries they have seen in previous years.

Number of deaths from fires doubled last year
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Number of deaths from fires doubled last year

Jul 31st 2018, 10:01 PM 7,835 Views 9 Comments

Figures released today show that people over the age of 65 made up the majority of fatalities, with 24 deaths reported last year.

Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow
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Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow

Jun 26th 2018, 8:14 PM 24,309 Views 30 Comments

Temperatures are due to range between 24 to 30 degrees tomorrow, according to Met Éireann.

Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland
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Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland

Jun 6th 2018, 8:36 PM 6,261 Views 18 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy set up a group to assess Ireland’s fire safety measures following the Grenfell blaze in London last year.

'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno
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'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno

Jun 4th 2018, 9:58 PM 23,880 Views 23 Comments

72 people lost their lives in the tower block blaze.

Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire
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Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire

Mar 27th 2018, 10:45 PM 40,316 Views 33 Comments

Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.

Cork residents facing mass evictions say fire safety issues can be fixed without them moving
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Cork residents facing mass evictions say fire safety issues can be fixed without them moving

Jan 16th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,016 Views 10 Comments

A new report has suggested they may not have to leave their homes.

Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant
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Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant

Dec 29th 2017, 8:23 AM 7,096 Views 1 Comment

Police said they were investigating the cause of the fire.

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire
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Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

Nov 1st 2017, 1:13 PM 10,437 Views 3 Comments

While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe
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Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe

Sep 26th 2017, 8:01 PM 7,596 Views 19 Comments

Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.

Families of Irish students killed in Belgium college fire satisfied with court verdict
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Families of Irish students killed in Belgium college fire satisfied with court verdict

Sep 5th 2017, 2:21 PM 9,967 Views 4 Comments

Sara Gibadlo, aged 19, and Dace Zarin, aged 22 were students of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years
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Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Sep 1st 2017, 7:45 PM 11,363 Views 20 Comments

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'
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Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'

Jul 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 21,668 Views 11 Comments

The new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has ordered a fire safety review of all multi-story apartments in the State.

Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ
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Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ

Jun 27th 2017, 3:24 PM 13,423 Views 25 Comments

Cork County Council confirmed that its headquarters had the same cladding as Grenfell Tower.

60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests
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60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests

Jun 25th 2017, 5:50 PM 21,064 Views 50 Comments

Areas affected include the city of Manchester, Camden, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth, Barnet and Brent.

'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes
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'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes

Jun 24th 2017, 9:18 AM 16,406 Views 31 Comments

Some residents first learned of the evacuation while watching the news.

'Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of rapid fire spread?'
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'Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of rapid fire spread?'

Jun 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 634 Views 29 Comments

In Ireland, the concerns of residents about fire safety in several housing developments constructed hastily during the Celtic Tiger boom have fallen on deaf ears, writes Cian O’Callaghan.

London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland
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London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland

Jun 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,304 Views 18 Comments

Following on from the fire, concerns have been raised about a number of issues around Ireland’s fire safety regulations.

Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes
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Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes

Mar 16th 2017, 9:31 AM 24,105 Views 78 Comments

It follows from a vote last night that decided residents should pay for water and fire hazard problems with the building.

Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart
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Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart

Feb 24th 2017, 1:29 PM 14,109 Views 11 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade attended a fire in the area on Tuesday morning.

Apartment owners could face 'up to €30 million' bill to bring complex up to regulations
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Apartment owners could face 'up to €30 million' bill to bring complex up to regulations

Jan 24th 2017, 10:48 AM 27,338 Views 84 Comments

Residents of Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford have been informed that they may be faced with a huge bill.

Development in Kildare among other apartments with major fire safety problem
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Development in Kildare among other apartments with major fire safety problem

Oct 4th 2015, 4:11 PM 12,383 Views 98 Comments

That’s according to the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.

Man rescued by neighbours after Dublin house gutted by fire
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Man rescued by neighbours after Dublin house gutted by fire

Aug 30th 2015, 10:21 AM 23,934 Views 6 Comments

The fire occurred overnight in the Lucan area.

A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection
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A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection

Jun 29th 2015, 3:58 PM 15,644 Views 6 Comments

The unit at St Patricks, Kilkenny, which houses 28 people, has been de-registered for up to 28 days over a number of concerns.

I don't think Priory Hall is a shoddy building --- Tom McFeely
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I don't think Priory Hall is a shoddy building --- Tom McFeely

Feb 25th 2014, 8:26 AM 15,566 Views 100 Comments

“I don’t think it is any different than most of the other buildings in Dublin.”

Pigeons and toilets rolls among weirdest causes of fires in 2013
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# Flamin Nora

Pigeons and toilets rolls among weirdest causes of fires in 2013

Dec 27th 2013, 6:00 PM 12,706 Views 8 Comments

London Fire Brigade has revealed the reasons behind some bizarre call outs.

Meath apartment complex evacuated over fire safety concerns
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Meath apartment complex evacuated over fire safety concerns

Nov 28th 2013, 12:55 PM 18,387 Views 46 Comments

The evacuation order must be complied with by 1 December.

Irish men hoard more stuff than Irish women, says survey
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Irish men hoard more stuff than Irish women, says survey

Oct 14th 2013, 3:00 PM 6,290 Views 31 Comments

64 per cent of people say they don’t like to throw things away, while over 23 per cent openly admitted that they are hoarders.

Enda Kenny promises to help Priory Hall residents
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Enda Kenny promises to help Priory Hall residents

Sep 4th 2013, 9:18 PM 6,404 Views 65 Comments

“This is not going to sort itself out,” the Taoiseach said.

Label on Dublin Fire Brigade gear says ‘Keep Away From Fire’
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Label on Dublin Fire Brigade gear says ‘Keep Away From Fire’

Jul 17th 2013, 9:45 PM 14,759 Views 51 Comments

Although the new sweatshirts and t-shirts are not the firefighters outer gear, it may still pose a risk, state IFESA.

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