A large fire has broken out at in the tower of a hotel in north Dublin. Huge flames have engulfed part of the building as emergency services attempt to deal with the blaze at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun.
Five fire engines are attending the fire and the below road has been closed as a precaution. Lynn Boylan MEP tweeted that she believed families in emergency accommodation were staying there at the time. Anthony Flynn, CEO/ Co- Founder of homeless charity Inner City Helping Homeless, asked that any families staying at the hotel in need of assistance contact the outreach workers on site.
The hotel is close to the airport and to Dublin City University. Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted: “Five fire engines, turntable ladder and command units are dealing with a fire in a premises in #Ballymun . Road closures at Santry Cross as we deal with the fire.”