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Air Corps helicopter used to drop water on Ireland's Eye gorse fire

Dublin Fire Brigade ferried equipment to the Ireland to fight the fire.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE have ferried firefighting equipment out to Ireland’s Eye as crews battle a gorse blaze on the island.

An Air Corps helicopter was also called in to drop water on the fire.

Access to the island has proved difficult, but crews from Dolphins Barn, Phibsborough and North Strand are currently on the island.

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The gorse fire was first stopped earlier this afternoon, and is still being brought under control this evening.

Crews have managed to stop the fire from spreading to an important nesting area for birds.

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