Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade undergoing training in the Dublin Port Tunnel in advance of its opening to traffic. File photograph: Alan Betson

Firefighters in Dublin Fire Brigade have embarked on unofficial industrial action which has during some shifts reduced the number of available staff b(...)

The department insists current regulations provide guidance on external wall construction in relation to internal and external fire spread. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New fire safety regulations coming into force next month will include enhanced provision for detection and alarm systems, and revised guidance on safe(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of data protection issues are still outstanding in relation to the new postcode system Eircode, the Data Protection Commissioner confirmed. (...)

The fire fighters’ union, the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association, maintains, in an afidavit sworn by its chairman John Kidd, that the Scott breathing equipment currently in use has a high failure rate and is a danger to fire fighters. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A request by some Dublin fire fighters for an injunction forcing the withdrawal from service of certain breathing apparatus which they maintain is unr(...)

John Kidd,  national secretary of the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association, who  has described comments by the Wicklow county manager as a ‘disgrace’. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The head of a body representing firefighters has called for the resignation of Wicklow county manager Eddie Sheehy in the wake of the council’s trial (...)