Cork fire

The HSE has moved to reassure those concerned about derelict, or mostly unused, properties it owns that steps are being taken to ensure they do not meet the same fate as the St Kevin’s facility in Cork which was gutted by fire this week.

Cork fire: Call for safety audit on public properties

A county councillor is seeking a safety audit on all old public buildings, amid fears recent arson attacks on publicly-owned properties in West Cork and Cork city could lead to further destruction.

Cork fire: St Kevin’s facility is ‘salvageable’, says HSE

The HSE has said an initial assessment of the St Kevin’s facility in Cork has found it to be “salvageable” while investigating gardaí hope to receive a forensic report on the cause of the fire there in the coming days.

Manhunt under way after fire destroys listed building in Cork

Gardaí are hunting for three suspected arsonists after fire gutted a derelict listed former asylum in Cork city.

Cork fire: Buildings must be utilised, not left to decay

There was great potential in the iconic St Kevin’s asylum, writes Kieran McCarthy.

Cork fire: ‘This building had a sad past but it deserved a much better future’

There was a sense of sad inevitability yesterday as plumes of smoke rose from the gutted remains of yet another historic listed building in Cork City devastated by fire.

Cork fire: Questions still remain over Vernon Mount fire

The embers of Tuesday’s fire at St Kevin’s have barely died away, but questions are still being asked in relation to another famous Cork building that went up in flames a year ago.

Cork fire: Manhunt under way after fire destroys listed building

Gardaí are hunting for three suspected arsonists after fire gutted a derelict listed former asylum in Cork city.

Cork fire: A history of Our Lady’s Hospital: ‘They deserve our best. They have got our worst’

Our Lady’s Hospital on the Lee Road in Cork City was built as a mental health institution on the northern slopes overlooking the River Lee in the 1840s.

Cork fire: HSE defends level of security at St Kevin’s

The HSE has defended the level of security it had in place at the St Kevin’s unit in Cork, but would not reveal how much it had cost in recent years.