Entries by Gavin Malone

Data Protection and CCTV

    The use of CCTV systems has greatly expanded in recent years. So has the sophistication of such systems. Systems now on the market have the capacity to recognise faces. They may also be capable of recording both images and sounds. The expanded use of CCTV systems has society-wide implications. Unless such systems are […]

Chief Fire Officer calls for more resources to carry out fire safety inspections, in wake of Grenfell tragedy

  Dublin’s Chief Fire Officer has called for more resources for local authorities to carry out fire safety inspections, in wake of the Grenfell tower tragedy in London. Patrick Fleming said that the resources are needed to prevent such tragedies that left 79 people dead. Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha welcomed the call saying that […]

Police say death toll in Grenfell Tower fire ‘around 80 people’

  The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire is believed to be around 80 people, the vast majority of whom were from just 23 flats, British police have said. Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said contact had been made with at least one person from 106 of the 129 flats in the building. […]