Two year old child burned to death at St Joseph’s Site on Dunsink Lane

As I understand it, on Tuesday afternoon four kids under the age of 5 were playing in an old caravan which had been moved from a bay. One of the kids found a lighter and sparked it. The caravan went up in flames and Michael Mongan aged 2 was unable to escape. This is a terrible tragedy for his family and for the traveller community in St Joseph’s and I offer my sympathy. That whole site was supposed to have been redeveloped by now but Part 8 Planning problems involving Fingal County Council and lack of vigorous action by Dublin City Council has resulted in a stalemate.

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