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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Fire Services

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# Funding
Six new fire stations to be built across the country as part of €61 million government scheme
The Fire Service Capital Programme will also upgrade a number of stations.
# first responders
Ambulance services facing 'significant' delays of more than an hour in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade serves emergency call outs for Dublin city, as well as the greater Dublin area.
# recognition
3,500 medals ordered for firefighters 'forgotten' in 1916 commemorations
The medals – to commemorate 1916 to 2016 – will be distributed to 27 local authority locations around the country.
# Manchester
Manchester Arena bombing: Fire services only arrived on scene after two hours, report says
The attack on 22 May saw 22 people killed and hundreds more injured.
# corbally
Fire services fight to bring massive water main breach under control in Clare
It’s the second such breach in the region in just two weeks.
# Fire Services
Over 3,000 staff at Dublin City Council not paid today due to admin error
It’s expected that staff will be paid their wages tomorrow.
# Tragedy
Fire on Carrickmines halting site started in the kitchen, says report
Five of those killed were asleep in the unit where the fire broke out.
# Blaze
Guests evacuated as fire breaks out in Limerick hotel
Several fire engines are currently at the scene.
# Dublin
Fire engine damaged after youths throw rocks and bottles
The attack has been described as “unacceptable”.
# CityJet
Air France flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport
Fire services were sent to meet the plane on its arrival.
# emergency calls
161 bonfires, 17 car fires, 7 house fires... Halloween night in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade said that thankfully none of its crew members were assaulted last night.
Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready
One carried out earlier this week was deemed to be successful.
# Halloween
Attacks on emergency services 'utterly unacceptable', but protective laws won't be improved
The Justice Minister has said that current legislation is sufficient.
# warning
Watch out for dangerous carbon monoxide in your home
The deadly gas can build up in the home, and can’t be detected by our senses.
# Westmeath
Man in critical condition after house fire in Athlone
The blaze broke out a house in The Batteries shortly after 9pm.
# mallow
Two men die in Cork apartment block fire, two others rescued
The fire at Granary Court on St Jospehs’s Road happened at about 00.10am.
# Fire
Large blaze at coffin makers in Louth
Gardaí said there have been no reports of injuries and the incident is still ongoing.
# Blaze
Two teenagers arrested after fire at house in Limerick overnight
Gardaí said the house was extensively damaged in the blaze.
# Emergency Services
Waterford County Council rejects claims that station was closed due to lack of staff
The Cappoquin fire station was unmanned for periods last week, but the council says that there was cover in place and that safety was not neglected.
# Fire Service
Fire crew stoned with rocks a day after they call for an end in anti-social behaviour
IFESA says the Waterford incident is just the latest in anti-social attacks on fire service crews.
# Priory Hall
Dublin City Council: We've acted in the best interests of Priory Hall residents
The council has re-released a statement issued last week in response to criticism of its handling of the situation which has seen hundreds of former Priory Hall residents living in temporary accommodation since 2011.
# Fire Officers
Social Welfare laws will allow part-time firefighters to retain welfare
Joan Burton will include a clause so that a part-time firefighter’s duty to remain close to a station does not bar them from the Dole.
# Fire Services
Fire union asks minister to withdraw comments on part-time firemen
IFESA criticises Fergus O’Dowd who told the Seanad that retained firemen were not “officially firemen”.
# Blaze
PICTURES: Fire services attend blaze in Ranelagh restaurant
Gardaí say they do not believe anyone was harmed in the fire.
# 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.
# Dublin Fire
North Circular Road closed in both directions due to house fire
The fire was discovered at around 9am and there are no reports of any injuries at this stage.
# Halloween
Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour
Emergency service vehicles were stoned and an ambush was set up in the Spencer Dock area in Dublin last night.
# Coolmore
Extensive fire damage to Aidan O'Brien's house in Ballydoyle
The horse trainer and his family escaped unharmed from the blaze at the home to the Coolmore training and breeding facilities.
# Smoke and Mirrors
Mirror + direct sunlight = house fires, warns fire service
Dorset firefighters say they tackled a bedroom fire on Monday believed to have been sparked by mirror-reflected sunlight.
# Blaze
Large fire at factory in Naas
Emergency services are the scene of the fire which broke out tonight.
# Fire Services
A quarter of firefighters could quit over welfare dispute - union
Over a quarter of Ireland’s firefighters could be forced to quit if welfare officers deicide to withdraw their allowances, a union says.
# Fire Services
Firefighters' lives at risk because of budget cutbacks - association
The Irish Fire & Emergency Service Associations calls for a nationalised fire service, saying the current system puts lives at risk.