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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Fire

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Two people taken to hospital after fire breaks out in Clare
The area around the scene has been cordoned off and traffic is being diverted.
Last month
September 2023
Former Stardust doorman says attempts were made to 'scapegoat' him for doors being locked
Michael Kavanagh also told the inquests today that the practice of locking doors was a “horrible policy”.
56 people killed during apartment fire in Vietnam
Eye-witnesses reported screams from inside the building during Vietnam’s deadliest fire in 20 years.
One person dies after fire breaks out on Dublin city centre street
Fire services evacuated people from the building this afternoon.
Two Gardaí hospitalised after Clondalkin house fire
A woman in her 50s was also taken to hospital.
Doorman admitted front door of Stardust was locked and key removed on night of fatal fire
The inquest into the 1981 fire at the Stardust complex in Artane resumed today following a summer break.
August
August 2023
Twelve children among 74 people killed in Johannesburg building fire
An additional 52 people were injured in what is on track to become one of the deadliest fires worldwide in recent years.
Dublin Fire Brigade at scene of industrial unit fire in Tallaght
Local residents have been advised to close their windows and doors.
Hawaii wildfire death toll reaches 55 with more fatalities expected
‘We’ve lost everything but so has everybody else,’ said one Irishman living in Maui.
Safety standards ‘not met’ at French holiday home where 11 died in a fire yesterday
Prosecutors say a mandatory safety inspection had not been carried out.
Up to 100 people left homeless after fire at Navan apartment building
A spokesperson for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said that his thoughts were with the impacted residents.
11 people dead after fire at holiday home in eastern France
The holiday lodging was being used by a group of adults with learning disabilities.
Gardaí investigating fire at Navan apartment block that left buildings 'uninhabitable'
It’s understood that dozens residents of the effected buildings are unable to return to their homes.
July
July 2023
Tenants say no alarms were heard during fire where floors 'filled with smoke' in Dublin
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Tenants in Ballymun said as they reached the second floor, they were “blindfolded in a smokey room”.
Police say that arson attack could have had 'catastrophic' consequences
Detectives in Newry are appealing for witnesses and information after the arson attack.
Arson attack at building earmarked to house Ukrainian refugees condemned as 'attack on community'
The former Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin building in Ballincollig was criminally damaged by fire in the early hours of the morning.
One person dies in ship fire off Netherlands that could ‘burn for days’
Rescue personnel received a call shortly after midnight (10pm Irish time) saying a fire had started on the Fremantle Highway.
Diversions in place after bus catches fire on M50
Four fire engines from Dun Laoghaire, Rathfarnham and Donnybrook attended the scene of the blaze.
Wexford General Hospital's emergency department reopens nearly five months after fire
It is expected to take three to four weeks before full bed capacity is returned to the hospital.
Emergency services respond to car fire in underground car park of Ballymun hotel
Gardaí confirmed that the fire took place at approximately 1.30pm this afternoon.
Fire fighters 'identifying hotspots' of industrial unit fire on Dublin's Kylemore Road
The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.
Michelin-star Dublin restaurant hit by fire at new premises
Gardaí confirmed that there were no injuries reported.
Investigation launched after cars damaged in arson attack in Co Wexford
The incident happened at around 11.20pm last night in the New Ross area.
Gardaí investigating following blaze in historic Limerick building
The fire took place at the Sailors’ Home on O’Curry Street.
This year
2023
Three British tourists missing after boat fire in Egypt
Twelve other tourists are said to have been rescued from the vessel.
Defence Forces available 'at all times' to respond to wildfires as warning issued
The Department of Agriculture issued an orange level forest fire warning due to continued high-pressure dominated weather patterns.
First witnesses give evidence on Stardust fire as inquests enter new phase
More than 300 people are expected to give evidence to the inquests.
Man pleads guilty to murder of three members of the same family in fire in Co Fermanagh
Denise Gossett and her children Roman, Sabrina and Morgana were killed in a fire at their home in 2018.
Man arrested following 'suspicious' fire at derelict building in Belfast city centre
The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.
National Parks and Wildlife Service urges against barbecues and fires in public places
The appeal comes after a nature reserve in Wexford saw three separate fires in 24 hours.
Fire crews return to Co Wexford nature reserve after blaze that burned through two acres of forest
Fire crews were called twice to attend blazes in the forest last night.
Families with nowhere to go after Blanchardstown fire given temporary accommodation
The fire was brought under control by the Dublin Fire Brigade yesterday.
Fire at Blanchardstown high-rise brought under control
The complex is near to the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Garda investigating criminal damage after fire at Athlone building site
Two excavators and a small digger were significantly damaged.
Stardust inquests hear that 'steel plates' were welded over toilet windows before fatal fire
At today’s sitting, the jury was presented with background facts or “agreed facts”.
Dublin Fire Brigade to tell TDs that fire safety will be 'integral' to use of rapid-build homes
Traditional building methods have undergone a vast amount of large-scale testing, an Oireachtas committee will hear today.
Man accused of igniting Wellington hostel fire claims in court that someone else started blaze
Today, police revised the confirmed death toll to five, after firefighters previously said six bodies had been located.
'I think a part of all of us died that day': Final pen portraits read to Stardust inquests
Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said “there was extreme sadness, of course, but occasional humour, which was equally moving given the loss that has been experienced.
Elderly woman dies following house fire in west Clare
The house was extensively damaged in the blaze.
Govt called upon to conduct 'full safety audit' of HSA's oversight of Stryker plant
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
A local TD has alleged there were 11 incidents of concern covering an 18-month period at the site.