Hotel near Dublin Airport hit by blaze

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A fire has broken out in the upper floors of a hotel in Dublin.

The blaze took hold at the Metro Hotel near Dublin Airport on the northside of the city.

Dublin Fire Brigade is at the scene.

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Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted: "8 fire engines, advanced paramedics & other specialist appliances are now attending the fire in #Ballymun. Severe traffic delays, please avoid the area to enable us to access the fireground #Dublin #fire".

Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan tweeted: "Hearing reports of bad fire at Metro Hotel Ballymun, really hope everyone is out of the building and safe."

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