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Image of some of the damage caused by lightening to a house in Cobh, Co Cork.

A grandfather in Cobh, Co Cork whose house was badly damaged by lightning overnight has said the rubber clogs he had been wearing may have saved his l(...)

Tenders at Dublin Fire Brigade on Pearse Street.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many areas in Dublin experienced a reduction of 50 per cent in fire cover on some days this week due to staff shortages, Siptu has said. The trade un(...)

A horse-drawn fire tender at the Curragh Camp in Co Kildare, circa 1902. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

It was a Saturday night in Dublin when the fire started and the streets were busy with people. Attracted by the light from the burning timber at the C(...)

From left are  Barbara Byrne, Hazel Gleeson, Mai Barrett and Joanne Tyrrell at Marrsfield Avenue apartments in Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

Apartment owners at a Celtic Tiger-era development in Dublin 13 are facing a bill of €826,000 to remedy serious fire-safety issues found at the block.(...)

Activists at the house in Summerhill. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

The High Court has ordered that people occupying a house in Dublin’s north inner city must vacate the property by 8am on Friday. Ms Justice Miriam O’(...)

A council spokeswoman said it was committed to the “highest level” of public safety. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade had to reduce its services on Friday due to staff shortages Dublin City Council has confirmed. One fire appliance had to be take(...)

A sustained campaign  from the Beaumont Woods Residents’ Association resulted in the suspension of Coast Guard landings at Beaumont Hospital. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Coast Guard stopped using a field adjacent to Beaumont Hospital for patient transfers after local residents complained about noise and safety conc(...)

Drone consultant Ian Kiely’s clients vary from the Dublin Fire Brigade, to which he demonstrated how a drone  with thermal cameras could fly over a fire and find the the hottest point, to the Garda and Leinster Rugby Club

From a location in Grand Canal Dock, the customised Yuneec Typhoon H drone ascends quickly to a height of about 60m (200ft) and begins scouring for si(...)

General view of Sea Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow, where a woman has died in a house fire. File photograph: Google Street View

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Wicklow which broke out earlier today. The victim, who was in her 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.(...)

The house destroyed by fire at Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. The blaze caught hold on Friday afternoon last after flaming embers carried on the wind from roadside trees landed on the roof.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A Mayo family of five is homeless following a weekend gorse and forestry fire that destroyed their two-storey thatched home. Firemen and neighbours w(...)

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