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#Fire Safety

# fire-safety - This year 2022

'I nearly fell off my chair': Dublin apartment owners face €68,000 fire defects bill
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

'I nearly fell off my chair': Dublin apartment owners face €68,000 fire defects bill

Aug 19th 2022, 9:30 PM 64,212 Views 88 Comments

As many as 100,000 homes across the country may be impacted by fire safety or water ingress issues.

Housing Minister: Plan will be developed to help owners of Celtic Tiger-era apartments with defects
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Housing Minister: Plan will be developed to help owners of Celtic Tiger-era apartments with defects

Updated Jul 28th 2022, 3:00 PM 30,937 Views 63 Comments

As many as 100,000 homes are estimated to be impacted.

Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend
# August
# August

Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend

Jul 27th 2022, 3:43 PM 7,214 Views 5 Comments

Summer bank holidays tend to the most dangerous for preventable deaths as people take to beaches or road trips.

'We need help': Owners of defective Celtic Tiger-era apartments want support akin to mica scheme
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

'We need help': Owners of defective Celtic Tiger-era apartments want support akin to mica scheme

Jul 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 33,958 Views 32 Comments
  • 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.
Final report on Celtic Tiger era apartment defects to be sent to minister
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Final report on Celtic Tiger era apartment defects to be sent to minister

Jul 22nd 2022, 6:45 AM 10,276 Views 8 Comments

As many as 100,000 apartments and duplexes may be affected by these issues.

Builders' levy should help pay for works on thousands of defective apartments, says Bacik
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Builders' levy should help pay for works on thousands of defective apartments, says Bacik

Jul 15th 2022, 9:07 AM 15,383 Views 34 Comments

Government will have to provide assistance, Leo Varadkar has said.

Celtic Tiger apartments: Householders frustrated over lack of access to loans for defect repairs
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Celtic Tiger apartments: Householders frustrated over lack of access to loans for defect repairs

Apr 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 38,416 Views 41 Comments
  • 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.
Limerick recycling firm ordered to donate €10,000 to Ukraine fund after waste management breach
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Limerick recycling firm ordered to donate €10,000 to Ukraine fund after waste management breach

Apr 25th 2022, 7:14 PM 24,773 Views 0 Comments

A fire broke out at the plant last year.

'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners
# Swords
# Swords

'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners

Apr 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 69,749 Views 0 Comments

The owner management company said legal advice has been sought but the original developer company has been liquidated.

Owners of Dublin apartments have to pay €500k for fire safety repairs
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Owners of Dublin apartments have to pay €500k for fire safety repairs

Apr 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 47,543 Views 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Apartments are in Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

# fire-safety - All time

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
# Lowering Standards
# Lowering Standards

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks

Aug 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,960 Views 13 Comments

Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall
# Fire Risk
# Fire Risk

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall

Feb 22nd 2020, 9:00 AM 36,344 Views 30 Comments

The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.

'I'm fed up': Owners of Sandyford apartments given deadline to pay for fire safety repairs
# Simonsridge
# Simonsridge

'I'm fed up': Owners of Sandyford apartments given deadline to pay for fire safety repairs

Jan 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 61,133 Views 91 Comments

An audit last year found potential fire safety deficiencies that could cost owners up to €14,000 each to repair.

Dublin Fire Brigade issues warning ahead of cold snap as temperatures set to plunge nationwide
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Dublin Fire Brigade issues warning ahead of cold snap as temperatures set to plunge nationwide

Jan 18th 2020, 2:59 PM 63,978 Views 30 Comments

It is expected to get as low as -4 degrees tonight.

Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns
# High Court
# High Court

Nursing home brings High Court challenge over Hiqa finding which raised fire safety concerns

Dec 17th 2019, 9:00 PM 18,865 Views 0 Comments

The challenge has been brought by JCP Powdermill Care Centre Ltd.

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,777 Views 27 Comments

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns
# Seville Place
# Seville Place

Residents at Dublin properties wish to remain despite being ordered to vacate over fire safety concerns

Sep 24th 2019, 6:23 PM 11,869 Views 0 Comments

The judge ruled that the orders previously granted by the High Court are to remain in place.

Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns
# High Court
# High Court

Over 40 residents ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats over fire safety concerns

Sep 5th 2019, 6:16 PM 29,972 Views 0 Comments

If a fire started in any of the three buildings it would “spread very quickly”, the High Court was told.

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks
# Rooskey
# Rooskey

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 10,971 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The critical finding of the Carrickmines inquest was not emphasised by media enough

Jan 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,693 Views 16 Comments

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.

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween

Oct 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,578 Views 5 Comments

Emergency services do not want to see a repeat of Halloween-related injuries they have seen in previous years.

Number of deaths from fires doubled last year
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Number of deaths from fires doubled last year

Jul 31st 2018, 10:01 PM 7,870 Views 9 Comments

Figures released today show that people over the age of 65 made up the majority of fatalities, with 24 deaths reported last year.

Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow

Jun 26th 2018, 8:14 PM 24,336 Views 30 Comments

Temperatures are due to range between 24 to 30 degrees tomorrow, according to Met Éireann.

Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Task force rule out any such Grenfell Tower fire incident occurring in Ireland

Jun 6th 2018, 8:36 PM 6,295 Views 18 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy set up a group to assess Ireland’s fire safety measures following the Grenfell blaze in London last year.

'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno
# Disaster Inquiry
# Disaster Inquiry

'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno

Jun 4th 2018, 9:58 PM 23,920 Views 23 Comments

72 people lost their lives in the tower block blaze.

Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire

Mar 27th 2018, 10:45 PM 40,380 Views 33 Comments

Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.

Cork residents facing mass evictions say fire safety issues can be fixed without them moving
# Leeside Apartments
# Leeside Apartments

Cork residents facing mass evictions say fire safety issues can be fixed without them moving

Jan 16th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,078 Views 10 Comments

A new report has suggested they may not have to leave their homes.

Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant
# India
# India

Massive fire kills 14 people in Mumbai restaurant

Dec 29th 2017, 8:23 AM 7,123 Views 1 Comment

Police said they were investigating the cause of the fire.

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire
# Camphill
# Camphill

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

Nov 1st 2017, 1:13 PM 10,486 Views 3 Comments

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.

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe
# Safety Standards
# Safety Standards

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe

Sep 26th 2017, 8:01 PM 7,621 Views 20 Comments

Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.

Families of Irish students killed in Belgium college fire satisfied with court verdict
# Leuven Institute
# Leuven Institute

Families of Irish students killed in Belgium college fire satisfied with court verdict

Sep 5th 2017, 2:21 PM 10,035 Views 4 Comments

Sara Gibadlo, aged 19, and Dace Zarin, aged 22 were students of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years
# Checkups
# Checkups

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Sep 1st 2017, 7:45 PM 11,394 Views 20 Comments

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Housing estate where 7 people have died in blazes 'must be brought into new fire safety review'

Jul 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 22,070 Views 11 Comments

The new Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has ordered a fire safety review of all multi-story apartments in the State.

Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ

Jun 27th 2017, 3:24 PM 13,457 Views 25 Comments

Cork County Council confirmed that its headquarters had the same cladding as Grenfell Tower.

60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests
# Cladding
# Cladding

60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests

Jun 25th 2017, 5:50 PM 21,122 Views 50 Comments

Areas affected include the city of Manchester, Camden, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth, Barnet and Brent.

'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes
# London
# London

'Where are we all going?': 83 residents of Camden towers refuse to leave their homes

Jun 24th 2017, 9:18 AM 16,432 Views 31 Comments

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?'
# Column
# Column

'Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of rapid fire spread?'

Jun 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 682 Views 29 Comments

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.

London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland

Jun 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,328 Views 18 Comments

Following on from the fire, concerns have been raised about a number of issues around Ireland’s fire safety regulations.

Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes
# Beacon South Quarter
# Beacon South Quarter

Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes

Mar 16th 2017, 9:31 AM 24,316 Views 78 Comments

It follows from a vote last night that decided residents should pay for water and fire hazard problems with the building.

Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart
# Safety Risk
# Safety Risk

Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart

Feb 24th 2017, 1:29 PM 14,192 Views 11 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade attended a fire in the area on Tuesday morning.

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