The building was built during the Celtic Tiger

Fire Safety defects with an estimated repair cost of 5 million have been found at a Dublin apartment block.

Owners at the Crescent Building, in Park West, were sent a letter detailing the issue just over two weeks ago.

The building in Dublin 12 holds 257 apartments and was built by a third-party contractor in 2003.

According to The Irish Times, it was found non compliant with it’s Fire Safety certificate in some parts of the block.

And the letter said that the entire fire alarm system must be replaced.

There’s also a there’s a lack of ‘fire-stopping’ material in the building.

More than 1,500 people are employed  with the property company headed by Pat Doherty,

The Park West Pointe group of apartment blocks first sold for between €199,950 and €425,000 in the early 2000s.

The letter also states they’ll “explore any potential avenues for legal action”.

But Irish law only allows homeowners  six years from the time a defect becomes “manifest” to take a builder or developer to court.