Man faces jail over fire safety regulation compliance
A company director has been warned he could be jailed for flouting a court order relating to fire safety regulation compliance.
Hugh McGinley of McGinley Construction was found to be in contempt of a High Court injunction on 03 September 2010, which was obtained by Dublin City Council.
The injunction was granted in a bid to prevent the usage of a car park below an apartment and retail unit complex in the city.
A senior fire prevention officer for Dublin Fire Brigade had recommended the car park’s closure until a number of fire safety concerns were addressed.
These included problems with the fire alarm system, fire escape routes and fire-fighting equipment.
However, a number of cars were found to be in the carpark on a later inspection.
Prosecuting, Mr Justice Charleton said Mr McGinley was in contempt of court and that the High Court was there to be obeyed.
Ireland has endured tough times as a result of its “lack of regulation and authority”, he added.