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#Fire Safety

# fire-safety - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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.

# fire-safety - Thursday 5 September, 2019

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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.

# fire-safety - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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.

# fire-safety - Sunday 28 October, 2018

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

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.

# fire-safety - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

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.

# fire-safety - Monday 4 June, 2018

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

72 people lost their lives in the tower block blaze.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

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.

# fire-safety - Friday 29 December, 2017

Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant

Police said they were investigating the cause of the fire.

# fire-safety - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

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).

# fire-safety - Friday 1 September, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Sunday 2 July, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Sunday 25 June, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'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.

# fire-safety - Friday 16 June, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Thursday 16 March, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Friday 24 February, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

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.

# fire-safety - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Development in Kildare among other apartments with major fire safety problem

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

# fire-safety - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Man rescued by neighbours after Dublin house gutted by fire

The fire occurred overnight in the Lucan area.

# fire-safety - Monday 29 June, 2015

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.

# fire-safety - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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.”

# fire-safety - Friday 27 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Pigeons and toilets rolls among weirdest causes of fires in 2013 Flamin Nora

Pigeons and toilets rolls among weirdest causes of fires in 2013

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

# fire-safety - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Meath apartment complex evacuated over fire safety concerns

The evacuation order must be complied with by 1 December.

# fire-safety - Monday 14 October, 2013

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.

# fire-safety - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Enda Kenny promises to help Priory Hall residents

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

# fire-safety - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

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.

# fire-safety - Thursday 4 April, 2013

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.

# fire-safety - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Priory Hall: 'The Tenements of the Boom'

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

# fire-safety - Saturday 29 December, 2012

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.

# fire-safety - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

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.

# fire-safety - Monday 1 October, 2012

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.

# fire-safety - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Dublin City Council spends €638,000 on security for Priory Hall Exclusive

Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie reveal G4S Ireland has been paid more than €638k for less than a year’s security, during which time a number of break-ins have occurred on the site.

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