New halting site in Carrickmines

Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been given the go-ahead to build a new permanent halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire.
New halting site in Carrickmines

It has been just over eight months since a fire swept through an unofficial halting site in Carrickmines, killing 10 members of the same family, five of them children, on October 10, 2015.

Since then, council officials from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown searched for a permanent site on the Glenamuck Rd for the survivors.

The council gave its approval for work to start on a proposed halting site along Glenamuck Rd in Carrickmines on Monday night following consultations with relatives of those who died and who lost their homes.

Tara Gilbert, 27, who was four months pregnant, along with her husband Willie Lynch, 25, died alongside their daughters Kelsey and Jodie when a fire broke out at their halting site in Carrickmines.

Thomas Connors, 27, and his wife Sylvia, 25, and their children Jim, 5, Christy,2, and six-month-old Mary also lost their lives in the fire.

Sylvia’s brother John Lynch and 14 other family members have been living at a home in Bray since the blaze.

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