Assistant chief fire officer at Limerick City & County Fire Service, Seamus Barrett, who issued the general barbecue safety warning, said people should “never use accelerants ” to start or reignite a barbecue.

A senior fire officer has warned people they face an “invisible threat” when dealing with barbecues, especially in Summer months.The warning was issue(...)

Three sisters were burned, two badly, at a family barbecue in Ardagh, Co Limerick, when a gust of wind caught the flames. File photograph: Getty Images

A mother is in a critical condition in hospital after being engulfed in flames at a family barbecue. Joanne McMahon (46), from Castlemahon, Co Limeric(...)

Sabrina McMahon with her children Karl (5), Chelsea (1) and Michaela (3) photographed in the bath of a hotel. A member of the public has booked her in to the hotel while she gets permanent accomodation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new and growing crisis of homelessness among families “is bloody awful and is going to get worse”, the deputy director of the Dublin Region Homel(...)