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In pictures: Families pack their belongings at Priory Hall

Residents of the Dublin apartments began their evacuation today after being ordered to leave.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

RESIDENTS OF THE Priory Hall apartments in north Dublin have been packing up belongings today after they were ordered to evacuate their homes.

Occupants of the complex’s 187 units have been told to leave amid fears over fire safety at the development in Donaghmede, which was constructed by the Coalport Building Company.

Last month, Labour TD Seán Kenny said residents of Priory Hall were “at crisis point” and the case showed that ‘light touch’ building regulation is “not working” in Ireland.

In pictures: Families pack their belongings at Priory Hall
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    Banners outside the apartments
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    Tony McDonald outside his home, which he and his family have to vacate.
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    Bedding and furniture being removed from the apartments
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    Dublin council contractors on site
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    The Fagan family load their bedding and household furniture onto a lorry
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    Ciaran Fagan, 14, with his parents' bedding and household furniture being removed from their home on the back of a lorry
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    Banners outside the apartments
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    Contractors on site
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    Dublin council contractors on site to take samples
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    Emergency services outside the complex

All photos: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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