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 firefighter surveys the damage at the scene of the at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun after Wednesday night’s fire. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Ballymun fire has starkly illustrated the need for improved training, resources and enhanced risk assessment in relation to the threat of fires in(...)

The scene of the  Metro Hotel in Ballymun, Dublin, after firefighters extinguished the blaze. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Ballymun hotel fire has starkly illustrated the need for improved training, resources and enhanced risk assessment in relation to the threat of f(...)