The Van that exploded at Baggotrath Street, Dublin [next to Merrion Hotel and across from government buildings] Dublin before lunch today and video from the scene. The hotel was also damaged in the explosion. Gardai and the Fire Brigade attended the scene. No causes as yet.
Long Lane, Dublin 8, this morning (top) and the blaze last night (above)
“Gardai were alerted by the Fire Brigade last night after a blaze was spotted on Long Lane, it is reported that witnesses also reported hearing a loud bang. The Army also attended the scene and a number of houses along Long Lane were damaged…”
Filmmaker Chris Cairns’ innovative commercial for Shwartz Flavour Shots featuring the combined talents of musician MJ Cole and pyrotechnician Paul Mann, whose explosions inside bags of peppercorns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chilli and coriander are synched to the music.
At 8.09am this morning, after the DART driver had entered the driver’s cab of the 8am Greystones to Malahide DART service, the detonators in the driver’s kit bag exploded. The driver was injured. There were no other injuries.
The train was taken out of service at Bray as there was damage to the cab, and to allow for investigation of the incident. The emergency services attended the scene, and the driver was treated in hospital for his injuries, which includes assessment of impact of the incident on his hearing, and stitches to his hand.
Detonators are used in railway operations as part of the safety regime, and are placed on railway lines by drivers and other staff, and detonated by the pressure of a train passing over them, emitting a loud bang which serves to alert drivers to specific issues.