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#Fire Safety

From TheJournal.ie Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit Overcrowding

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns Seville Place

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns High Court

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks Rooskey

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween Careful Now

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Number of deaths from fires doubled last year Fire Safety

Number of deaths from fires doubled last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow Fire Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland Fire Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno Disaster Inquiry

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

72 people lost their lives in the tower block blaze.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire Fire Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cork residents facing mass evictions say fire safety issues can be fixed without them moving Leeside Apartments

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant India

Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant

Police said they were investigating the cause of the fire.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire Camphill

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe Safety Standards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Families of Irish students killed in Belgium college fire satisfied with court verdict Leuven Institute

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years Checkups

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review' Fire Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ Fire Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests Cladding

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes London

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of rapid fire spread?' Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland Fire Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes Beacon South Quarter

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart Safety Risk

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Apartment owners could face 'up to €30 million' bill to bring complex up to regulations Beacon South Quarter

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Development in Kildare among other apartments with major fire safety problem Longboat Quay

Development in Kildare among other apartments with major fire safety problem

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

From TheJournal.ie Man rescued by neighbours after Dublin house gutted by fire Blaze

Man rescued by neighbours after Dublin house gutted by fire

The fire occurred overnight in the Lucan area.

From TheJournal.ie A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection Kilkenny

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

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

From TheJournal.ie I don't think Priory Hall is a shoddy building --- Tom McFeely No Apologies

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

“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

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

From TheJournal.ie Meath apartment complex evacuated over fire safety concerns Kentswood Court

Meath apartment complex evacuated over fire safety concerns

The evacuation order must be complied with by 1 December.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men hoard more stuff than Irish women, says survey Hoarders

Irish men hoard more stuff than Irish women, says survey

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.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny promises to help Priory Hall residents Priory Hall

Enda Kenny promises to help Priory Hall residents

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

From TheJournal.ie Label on Dublin Fire Brigade gear says ‘Keep Away From Fire’ Flammable

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster Buildings

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster

Phil Hogan has announced new regulations which will require professionals to sign off on the compliance of buildings as they are built.

From TheJournal.ie Priory Hall: 'The Tenements of the Boom' Priory Hall

Priory Hall: 'The Tenements of the Boom'

One ex-resident went back to the doomed development last weekend. This is what she found.

From TheJournal.ie 1982 Papers reveal changes recommended to fire service in aftermath of Stardust disaster 1982

1982 Papers reveal changes recommended to fire service in aftermath of Stardust disaster

The government said the capital’s fire service was not adequately equipped to meet “the needs of a modern fire brigade” at the time of the tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency services association call for stronger protection Halloween

Emergency services association call for stronger protection

The IFESA said workers are bracing themselves for another busy Halloween tonight when it is more than likely they will face injury and assault.

From TheJournal.ie Significant drop in fire fatalities in 2012 Fire Safety Week

Significant drop in fire fatalities in 2012

As part of Fire Safety Week 2012, the fire service are urging people to remain fire safety conscious.

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