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Dublin: 10°C Wednesday 20 October 2021

Fire breaks out at 'Love/Hate' flats in north Dublin

Firefighters are currently battling the blaze at O’Devaney Gardens.

O'Devaney Gardens
O'Devaney Gardens
Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie

FIREFIGHTERS IN DUBLIN are this evening battling a blaze at the flat complex where scenes from crime drama Love/Hate were filmed.

There are three engines and a one turntable ladder in attendance at the the O’Devaney Gardens complex – located close to Phoenix Park and the north bank of the Liffey – and Dublin Fire Brigade has said that there are no reports of any injuries.

The building is due to be pulled down in the next 12 months, and less than 10 units are currently occupied.

The building sits near to Dublin’s north inner city, and the possibility of redeveloping the building into accommodation for the city’s homeless population was floated last year.

It was later decided at council level that the plan for demolition would go ahead.

A innovative documentary produced by RTÉ’s Prime Time last month allowed viewers to take a 360 degree view of the flats, allowing them to explore the background of shots.

Read: Lord Mayor: No vote tonight on plan to house homeless in ‘Love/Hate’ flats

WATCH: 360° documentary lets viewers explore a soon-to-be-demolished Dublin flat complex

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