The front page of The Irish Times on April 18th, 1949

Midnight passed on April 18th, 1949, but the 21 gun salute that was due to take place couldn’t go ahead as eager crowds broke through the barriers on (...)

A  Garda spokeswoman declined to confirm the scenes of crime role will be civilianised but said the impact of civilisation has been ‘a key consideration for Garda management’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is widespread concern among rank-and-file gardaí about plans to replace Garda crime scene examiners with civilian personnel. About 150 gardaí a(...)

‘Fire appliances that would not be on the roads anywhere else in Europe are used here and many of the fire appliances we are buying are second-hand,’ the Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin Fire Brigade’s fleet is “absolutely sub-standard” and constitutes a danger to the public, an Oireachtas committee has been told. People before(...)

Terence Maguire (63), of Blessington Street, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who caused “devastating damage” to his home and other houses by causing a gas explosion during an alleged suicide attempt has gone on trial. Te(...)

Since 2012, the fire service has inspected 7,809 premises, including 890 apartments. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Works are under way to remedy fire safety deficiencies at 24 apartment developments around Dublin city, according to Dublin Fire Brigade. The fire se(...)

A preliminary investigation by management company KPM uncovered a range of potential fire safety issues at Simonsridge. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade has ordered the developer of a 632-unit boom-time apartment development to conduct a full fire-safety review after concerns were r(...)

Amiens Street was closed in both directions. Photograph: Declan Conlon

Amiens Street in Dublin has reopened after a truck hit a railway bridge on Friday afternoon. Road traffic has resumed in both directions and delays h(...)

A fireman and gardaí are seen attending to a fire in the Temple Bar area of Dublin on Monday evening. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times.

A section of Dublin’s Temple Bar was cordoned off on Monday evening following a fire. Dublin Fire Brigade and gardaí attended a scene at Asdill’s Ro(...)

Emergency services at the  scene at the Department of Health on Baggot Street. Photograph: Conor Pope

The Department of Health’s offices on Baggot Street in Dublin city centre have reopened after being evacuated earlier on Monday. Sources said the bu(...)

St James’s Wood, Kilmainham. News of fire-safety defects first came to light in December 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

St James’s Wood, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Built in 2000: News of fire-safety defects at this complex first came to light in The Irish Times in December 2(...)

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