The car company said it has offered the investigation team every assistance required as the probe focuses on whether an Opel Zafira was the cause of the intense fire at the Douglas Village shopping centre carpark on Saturday night.
Ballinlough Festival Committee was pulling down the shutters on a highly successful end-of-summer event in the community park when some of the children who had been in attendance came racing through a nearby housing estate shouting “Douglas is on fire, Douglas is on fire”.
The future of one of the country’s iconic houses, which has been repeatedly damaged by vandals and arsonists, is likely to be decided shortly when consultants report to Cork County Council on how much it will cost to stabilise the building.
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.
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.