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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 21 April, 2018

Two accidents (one involving seven vehicles) on the M50

All lanes have since re-opened.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE attended the scene of a seven-vehicle incident on the M50 southbound this evening.

Five cars and two trucks were involved in the incident, which took place at junction four (the Ballymun exit) at about 7pm.

While en route, DFB was informed of a second accident that occurred on the other side of the road (northbound).

DFB told this was likely due to the fact someone took their eyes off the road to look over at the first accident.

Five people, including two children, have been taken to hospital in relation to the first accident.

Both roads had to be temporarily closed, but the lanes have since re-opened.

The children have been taken to Crumlin Hospital, while the adults have been taken to various other hospitals.

None of their injuries are thought to be serious.

In the northbound incident, which was described as minor, a number of people were treated by DFB paramedics on the scene. No one from this accident had to be taken to hospital.

Three fire brigades and three ambulances were on the scene. DFB confirmed that a third accident, also minor, took place nearby but they weren’t in attendance.

Grafton Street fire

In a separate incident, DFB attended the scene of a small residential fire in an apartment above Lifestyle Sports on Grafton Street in Dublin at around 8pm.

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The fire was quickly brought under control and no one was injured.

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