27 Sept 2022

Fire at Magee Barracks in Kildare

Fire emergency services are now attending Magee barracks in Kildare. The fire is now smouldering according to Gardaí in Kildare town.
This follows emergency services battling a fire there last night leading to deep concern among local residents.
It was reported this week that the Government is considering housing refugees in the disused army barracks in Kildare town, as part of its response to the European refugee crisis.
However locals say there have been many fires at the disused property over the past year.
At the moment, it is unclear if the fire is linked to news about refugees potentially being accommodated at the barracks.

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