Memories, 1993: Tragic family were to be moved

THE 26-year-old mother who died in the tragic flat fire at Ballynanty and her four children who were seriously injured in the blaze were being considered for alternative housing accommodation by the Corporation, it transpired today.

THE 26-year-old mother who died in the tragic flat fire at Ballynanty and her four children who were seriously injured in the blaze were being considered for alternative housing accommodation by the Corporation, it transpired today.

It is understood that they were a priority case for better accommodation.

“In the light of the family circumstances she was being considered for alternative accommodation,” a corporation spokesperson said.

This morning, neighbour Christine O’Riordan, Monabraher Road, told the Limerick Leader that she first became aware of the tragedy when she heard people kicking a door.

When she look out, the whole road was engulfed in smoke and everybody was shouting “get the fire brigade”.

The guards were the first to arrive on the scene.