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Doolan demands City Council action on fire safety for halting sites

12 December, 2005


Sinn Féin's Dublin Spokesperson on the Environment, Councillor Daithí Doolan, will today table a motion calling on Dublin City Council, "to fit fire & smoke alarms in all caravans in Council halting sites."

Speaking ahead of today's Council meeting, Cllr. Doolan said:

"I am tabling a motion at today's Council meeting to ensure this work is carried out as a matter of urgency. Following the recent fire tragedy accident which saw 2 young children in Clondalkin lose their lives in a caravan fire it is now imperative that local authorities fit fire & smoke alarms in all caravans in halting sites. It is unacceptable that in all other local authority accommodation residents are provided with smoke alarms of the highest standard yet travelers still live in fear of fires in their homes.

"In the run up to Christmas the threat of fire increases so this work must be done as a matter of urgency. To ensure the work is complete to the highest standard and within this timeframe Local Authorities must make all resources and financial assistance available. This is an issue that cuts across all political party's so I am confident of their support this afternoon."

In conclusion Cllr. Doolan called on City Council management, "to commence this work immediately so as to prevent any further loss of life on our halting sites."

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