People line the street to pay their respect at the funeral of fire-fighter Mark O’Shaughnessy at Bray, Co Wicklow in 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lawyers for Wicklow County Council are seeking copies of any recordings of telephone conversations made by gardaí or health and safety inspectors c(...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow, in September 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A sudden catastrophic event in which extreme heat created an environment incompatible with life led to the deaths of Bray fire fighters Brian M(...)

Cafs demonstration: Gavin Barnett (far right) conducts a compressed air flow system training exercise with Arklow Fire Brigade in 2008. Photograph: Garry O’Neil

When Gavin Barnett stood in front of a class of firefighters from Bray in Co Wicklow in late 2007 to teach them how to use a new foam system, he wasn’(...)

Judge Desmond Hogan: “Two firefighters whose bravery has never being in question, whose competence has never been in doubt and who followed orders in a most difficult and dangerous scenario are now deceased.”

A court has fined Wicklow County Council €355,000 plus legal costs of nearly €96,000 for criminal health and safety violations relating to a warehouse(...)

Bray firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy and Brian Murray who were killed fighting a blaze in Bray in September 2007.

Wicklow County Council was yesterday fined €355,000 for admitted breaches of health and safety at work legislation related to the deaths of two Bray f(...)