Sunday 20 August 2017

'Unspeakable' tragedy shines light on inequality

Today marks the end of National Fire Safety Week and, tragically, the beginning of a period of national mourning for the 10 victims, including five small children, of a fire in Carrickmines, south Dublin.

The victims, including a young mother of two who had just shared her delight at her third pregnancy, had enjoyed a family gathering several hours ahead of the blaze in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Flames tore through a portacabin, claiming the lives of two couples, five of their children, and another male.

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