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Douglas traders hopeful of temporary retail site

Douglas traders hopeful of temporary retail site

In-limbo traders of the fire-hit Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork have prepared

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Authorities prepare to demolish fire-hit carpark as more businesses announce lay-offs

Authorities prepare to demolish fire-hit carpark as more businesses announce lay-offs

Final preparations are being made for the demolition of the fire-ravaged multi-storey carpark which forced the closure of a Cork shopping centre 10 days ago.

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Demolition of sections of Cork shopping centre to begin next week

Demolition of sections of Cork shopping centre to begin next week

Nearly all of the damaged vehicles which can be removed from the multi-storey car park at Douglas Village Shopping Centre have been taken out of the building, but some remain in the section which will be demolished.

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'This is my fourth devastation': Hundreds of jobs on the line as traders in Cork call for help

'This is my fourth devastation': Hundreds of jobs on the line as traders in Cork call for help

Traders affected by the Douglas carpark inferno in Cork have called for leadership, action and support in the weeks ahead.

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We need help now, say Douglas traders after carpark fire

We need help now, say Douglas traders after carpark fire

Traders affected by the Douglas carpark inferno in Cork have called for a rates reduction and urgent short-term action on parking.

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Car park review to examine installing sprinklers

Car park review to examine installing sprinklers

The chief executive of Cork City Council has ordered a review of the city’s multi-storey car parks in the wake of the devastating Douglas car park fire.

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First cars removed from Douglas multi-storey carpark

First cars removed from Douglas multi-storey carpark

Opel Ireland says it is liaising with gardaí in Cork who are still investigating the devastating multi-storey carpark inferno in Douglas at the weekend.

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WATCH: First cars removed from Douglas carpark following fire

WATCH: First cars removed from Douglas carpark following fire

The first cars have been removed from the fire-ravaged Douglas village shopping centre carpark in Cork this lunchtime.

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Opel Ireland liaising with gardaí in wake of carpark inferno

Opel Ireland liaising with gardaí in wake of carpark inferno

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.

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Shopping centre to be partially demolished after car park blaze

Shopping centre to be partially demolished after car park blaze

Fire officers described the damage to Douglas Village Shopping Centre as “a major structural failure” as plans for partial demolition were announced.

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Douglas traders call for concessions to offset disaster of fire as fallout continues

Douglas traders call for concessions to offset disaster of fire as fallout continues

“It’s a disaster for the village,” is how the owner of Falvey’s pharmacy, Conor Falvey, summed up the fallout from the weekend fire in Douglas Shopping Centre that has forced its temporary closure.

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Latest: Douglas Village carpark to be demolished next week; Uncertain when shops can reopen

Latest: Douglas Village carpark to be demolished next week; Uncertain when shops can reopen

Almost 200 cars remain inside the structure. A process to remove this will begin this week, management confirmed.

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Q&A: What next for those affected by Cork car park fire

Q&A: What next for those affected by Cork car park fire

The incident at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre is an exceptional one, one which insurance sources and loss assessors we spoke to struggled to put a timeframe on, writes Cianan Brennan.

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Axa Insurance to provide free car rental to anyone affected by Douglas fire

Axa Insurance to provide free car rental to anyone affected by Douglas fire

The insurer also said that the car park fire at Douglas Village Shopping Centre will be provided with free car hire from Enterprise Rent-a-Car, regardless of whether their car has been damaged or not.

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Cranes to remove vehicles after Cork car park fire

Cranes to remove vehicles after Cork car park fire

A major recovery operation is being planned to remove almost 200 cars — up to 45 of them completely gutted — following a car park blaze which is set to cost millions.

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Up to 50 firefighters took four hours to bring dangerous Cork blaze under control

Up to 50 firefighters took four hours to bring dangerous Cork blaze under control

It took up to 50 firefighters almost four hours and millions of gallons of water to bring the massive car-park inferno in Cork City under control on Saturday night.

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Cork fire: ‘It was all very slow. It did not look as if it was being dealt with’

Cork fire: ‘It was all very slow. It did not look as if it was being dealt with’

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”.

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Fire service shows their worth again - Car park blaze

Fire service shows their worth again - Car park blaze

It is always unwise and dangerous to exaggerate the threat posed by an accident or a fire.

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Helpline for motorists affected by Douglas car park blaze

Helpline for motorists affected by Douglas car park blaze

Management at Douglas Village Shopping Centre have set up a dedicated phone line for the owners of some 200 cars which are still inside its fire-ravaged car park.

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Massive recovery operation required following Cork car park blaze

Massive recovery operation required following Cork car park blaze

Engineers are assessing the scale damage to the Douglas Village Shopping Centre car park in Cork city after last night's devastating fire.

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'A devastating incident': Major blaze at Cork shopping centre causes extensive damage

'A devastating incident': Major blaze at Cork shopping centre causes extensive damage

Cork City Fire Brigade has released the first images this morning showing the extent of damage caused by last night’s huge blaze in a multi-storey car park in Douglas.

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'We heard loud bangs and the fire started spreading': Eyewitnesses count cost of Cork fire

'We heard loud bangs and the fire started spreading': Eyewitnesses count cost of Cork fire

Shoppers have described the scene of the fire which caused extensive damage to Douglas Village Shopping Centre car park this evening.

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'Everything was moving very slowly': Shopper describes fire which engulfed Douglas car park

'Everything was moving very slowly': Shopper describes fire which engulfed Douglas car park

A number of eyewitnesses whose cars were parked in the multistorey carpark that was engulfed by fire in Douglas this evening spoke to the Irish Examiner.

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Latest: Major Cork car park fire brought under control; At least 60 vehicles damaged

Latest: Major Cork car park fire brought under control; At least 60 vehicles damaged

Latest: At least 60 cars have been damaged, many beyond repair, in a major blaze at a multi-story car park on the southside of Cork city tonight.

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Manhunt under way after fire destroys listed building in Cork

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.

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