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File photo of the funeral of fireman Brian Murray in 2007. Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Bray Fire

Wicklow County Council charged over fatal Bray fire

Two fireman were killed by the blaze in 2007.

WICKLOW COUNTY Council has been charged in connection with the deaths of two firemen in Bray in September 2007.

Mark O’Shaughnessy, 26, and Brian Murray, 46, died when the roof of a disused building collapsed on them as they were tackling a blaze at the premises almost four years ago.

RTÉ reports that four charges have been brought against the council, including one relating to the council’s alleged failure as an employer in its obligations regarding employee health, work and safety.

The council faces a fine of up to €12m if found guilty of all charges.

Read the story in full on RTÉ.ie >