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# Fire Safety
'I nearly fell off my chair': Dublin apartment owners face €68,000 fire defects bill
As many as 100,000 homes across the country may be impacted by fire safety or water ingress issues.
# Fire Safety
Housing Minister: Plan will be developed to help owners of Celtic Tiger-era apartments with defects
As many as 100,000 homes are estimated to be impacted.
# August
Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend
Summer bank holidays tend to the most dangerous for preventable deaths as people take to beaches or road trips.
# Fire Safety
'We need help': Owners of defective Celtic Tiger-era apartments want support akin to mica scheme
Some homeowners have been asked to pay levies of up to €25,000.
A working group report has estimated that total repair costs across the country could reach up to €2.8 billion, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Some who were unable to pay the costs faced legal threats, while others had to take on additional debt to cover contributions to repairs.
Celtic Tiger apartments: Householders frustrated over lack of access to loans for defect repairs
Homeowners affected by Celtic Tiger defects face 'frightening' legal threats over repair bills
# Fire Safety
Final report on Celtic Tiger era apartment defects to be sent to minister
As many as 100,000 apartments and duplexes may be affected by these issues.
# Fire Safety
Builders' levy should help pay for works on thousands of defective apartments, says Bacik
Government will have to provide assistance, Leo Varadkar has said.
# Fire Safety
Celtic Tiger apartments: Householders frustrated over lack of access to loans for defect repairs
One homeowner said he was turned away by five banks when he tried to take out a loan to help cover the €15,000 bill.
Owners are being asked to pay bills of between €15,000 and €20,000, Michelle Hennessy writes.
Tens of thousands of apartment units built during the Celtic Tiger era are estimated to be affected by construction defects.
Owners are calling on the government to ensure easier access to loans so they can cover the lump sum.
Homeowners affected by Celtic Tiger defects face 'frightening' legal threats over repair bills
'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners
# Fire Safety
Limerick recycling firm ordered to donate €10,000 to Ukraine fund after waste management breach
A fire broke out at the plant last year.
# Swords
'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners
The owner management company said legal advice has been sought but the original developer company has been liquidated.
# Kilmainham
Owners of Dublin apartments have to pay €500k for fire safety repairs
The Metropolitan Apartments are in Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
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Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.
# fire risk
'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall
The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.
# simonsridge
'I'm fed up': Owners of Sandyford apartments given deadline to pay for fire safety repairs
An audit last year found potential fire safety deficiencies that could cost owners up to €14,000 each to repair.
# Fire Safety
Dublin Fire Brigade issues warning ahead of cold snap as temperatures set to plunge nationwide
It is expected to get as low as -4 degrees tonight.
# High Court
Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns
The challenge has been brought by JCP Powdermill Care Centre Ltd.
# Overcrowding
Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.
# Seville Place
Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns
The judge ruled that the orders previously granted by the High Court are to remain in place.
# High Court
Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns
If a fire started in any of the three buildings it would “spread very quickly”, the High Court was told.
# Rooskey
Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks
Plans to open a Direct Provision centre in Rooskey were scrapped based on legal advice.
Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough
Much of the media reporting focused on the alcohol intake of the victims but that it is not how fire inquests are normally reported, writes Jacinta Brack.
# Careful Now
Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween
Emergency services do not want to see a repeat of Halloween-related injuries they have seen in previous years.
# Fire Safety
Number of deaths from fires doubled last year
Figures released today show that people over the age of 65 made up the majority of fatalities, with 24 deaths reported last year.
# Fire Safety
Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow
Temperatures are due to range between 24 to 30 degrees tomorrow, according to Met Éireann.
# Fire Safety
Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland
Minister Eoghan Murphy set up a group to assess Ireland’s fire safety measures following the Grenfell blaze in London last year.
# disaster inquiry
'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno
72 people lost their lives in the tower block blaze.
# Fire Safety
Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire
Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.
# leeside apartments
Cork residents facing mass evictions say fire safety issues can be fixed without them moving
A new report has suggested they may not have to leave their homes.
# India
Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant
Police said they were investigating the cause of the fire.
# Camphill
Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire
While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.
# safety standards
Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe
Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.
# leuven institute
Families of Irish students killed in Belgium college fire satisfied with court verdict
Sara Gibadlo, aged 19, and Dace Zarin, aged 22 were students of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).
# checkups
Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years
Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.
# Fire Safety
Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'
The new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has ordered a fire safety review of all multi-story apartments in the State.
# Fire Safety
Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ
Cork County Council confirmed that its headquarters had the same cladding as Grenfell Tower.
# Cladding
60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests
Areas affected include the city of Manchester, Camden, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth, Barnet and Brent.
# London
'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes
Some residents first learned of the evacuation while watching the news.
'Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of rapid fire spread?'
In Ireland, the concerns of residents about fire safety in several housing developments constructed hastily during the Celtic Tiger boom have fallen on deaf ears, writes Cian O’Callaghan.
# Fire Safety
London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland
Following on from the fire, concerns have been raised about a number of issues around Ireland’s fire safety regulations.
# beacon south quarter
Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes
It follows from a vote last night that decided residents should pay for water and fire hazard problems with the building.
# Safety risk
Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart
Dublin Fire Brigade attended a fire in the area on Tuesday morning.