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Firefighters to the rescue as the letter 'e' almost blows off Heineken building

The area surrounding O’Connell Bridge House has been closed while the emergency services attend.

Image: Google Streetview

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE crew members were called out to D’Olier Street in Dublin today after passers-by spotted a letter from an advertisement hanging precariously from the high-rise building.

The first ‘e’ from the word Heineken had become loose on one side so, as a precaution, emergency services closed both Burgh Quay and D’Olier Street.

Two trucks and Dublin Fire Brigade’s 100-foot ladder were used in the operation. Firefighters in a cage at the top of the ladder worked to remove the letter.

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Image: Caroline McArdle

The ‘e’ has now been removed and the teams have left the scene.

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Image: Michelle Hennessy/TheJournal.ie

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