(L to R) Biddy (Bridget) O’Brien & Bridie (Bridget) O’Brien grandmother of Holly & Jordan during the Coroners Court inquest into the deaths of Anne-Marie O’Brien and unborn baby, Hannah Paris O’Brien, Holly O’Brien and Jordan McGinn on Store Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A devastating fire that killed three young children and a pregnant woman began with a tea light candle, an inquest has heard. Annmarie O’Brien (27) w(...)

 Mourners at the funeral of victims of the fire in Clondalkin at St Anne’s Church, Shankill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Holly and Jordan loved their mammy, and she loved them, but they were together now and not alone, their funeral Mass heard on Monday. The two childr(...)

Mourners at the prayer service in Bray for Annmarie, Paris, AJ, Holly and Jordan O’Brien, who died in the Clondalkin fire. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A backdrop of children’s balloons and five coffins side-by-side underscored the sense of unreality at the prayer service on Sunday for those who died (...)

Annmarie O’Brien, her daughter Paris, and her cousin’s  daughters Holly  and  Jordan O’Brien who died in a fire at Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The funeral of four people who died in a fire in an apartment in Clondalkin, Dublin will take place on Monday. Pregnant Annmarie O’Brien (27) and he(...)

Fiona Ryan of Sonas: “We are a charity which operates facilities very much under the radar, in a very low-key, anonymous way. So, of course we are going to have to look at this.” Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A facility for women and children fleeing domestic violence, where four people died on Wednesday morning, may have to move following its identificatio(...)

Annmarie O’Brien (top left), her daughter Paris (left), with Holly O’Brien and Jordan O’Brien, who all died, and their mother Margaret O’Brien (top right), who remains critically ill following the fire at Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The mother of two of the three children who perished yesterday in an apartment in Clondalkin, west Dublin, was herself clinging to life last night. M(...)

 Neighbours placed flowers and teddy bears at the scene of an apartment fire in Cluainin Cronan in Clondalkin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Were it not for the firefighters, gardaí, reporters and cameramen outside the small apartment block in the Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, (...)