Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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(...)

Defects like those seen in St James’s Wood in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 are unfortunately very common throughout developments built during the celtic tiger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

How common are fire safety issues in Irish apartments? Defects like those seen in St James’s Wood in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 are unfortunately very commo(...)

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Residents at an apartment block in Dublin 8 that was found to have serious fire safety problems will not be forced out of their homes before Christmas(...)

 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(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade on Pearse Street: No structures similar to Grenfell Tower were found during a review and the cladding and insulation used in the west London building have not been identified as a significant risk in Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of Dublin’s non-residential buildings greater than six storeys in height are set to be examined under a Dublin Fire Brigade safety review in (...)

Chief fire officer: “Our buildings are much lower in height than anything you would have in the UK, so the risks are much lower anyway, but this is an opportunity to find out,”  Patrick Fleming said

Dublin’s chief fire officer, Patrick Fleming, has described the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed the lives of at least 79 people in west London, as (...)

Dublin Fire Brigade Members Mark Hyland, Liam Hyland, new recruit Craig Hyland, Paul Hyland and Cameron Hyland. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The passing out of the 50 recruits from the Dublin Fire Brigade recruit class 1/2017 was a day of evident pride for all the families and none more so (...)

Dublin Fire Brigade said it had “fully evacuated” the apartments at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A fire has broken out at a south Dublin apartment complex which has been at the centre of a dispute over fire safety defects in its construction. Dub(...)

Apartments  at Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Apartment owners at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford, Dublin are facing legal action from Dublin Fire Brigade if they do not undertak(...)

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