Four residential buildings in Louth have been served with fire safety notices so far in 2017.
Three of the units - of which two are located in Dundalk town centre -
In total, 26 residential structures across the country have been served with fire safety notices this year.
Under the Fire Services Act 1981, authorities may issue notices on any building when they're unsatisfied with its residents' approach to addressing requisite safety issues, and/or if a building is found to be seriously dangerous.
Problems with detection systems, alarms, emergency lighting and smoke ventilation have proven to be the main points of contention around Ireland, while there has also been a clampdown on people using commercial properties for residential use.
Locally, Louth officials have voiced particular concern regarding the means of escape afforded to dwellers in the event of
"Our concerns are always much
"The two buildings which were vacated in Dundalk were town centre blocks converted into apartments, and we are now liaising closely with occupants of those and similar buildings in Louth to ensure they meet the criteria stipulated.
"In each case, we specify in detail the works needed in order for a given structure to get up to those standards.
"In light of the fact that