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  • btneast Dec 28, 12:30 p.m.

    It must have had a lot of flamible material to have gone up so fast and burned so hot!

    Yes, its called wood.

  • commonsense4 Dec 28, 9:17 a.m.

    Looking forward to supporting the North Raleigh location when it opens. It is looking sweet!

  • abaugh Dec 28, 8:39 a.m.

    It must have had a lot of flamible material to have gone up so fast and burned so hot!

  • luxurytravel Dec 27, 7:47 p.m.

    Just wondering how the place can burn down with the fire station maybe 10 blocks away. They should have been able to take out the fire pretty quickly. Will be interested to hear the official story of the fire. Just glad everyone was out safely!

  • christopher27519 Dec 27, 5:48 p.m.

    Good luck in the rebuilding process! I'll never forget the Hibernian Pub -- the only time I've ever kissed the Stanley Cup on the 2006 Pub Crawl!

  • Bartmeister Dec 27, 5:12 p.m.

    Just wait until they deal with the City of Raleigh inspections department and the plans review process....

    The paperwork alone could take years.... SailbadTheSinner

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    3 simple words.................Express Plans Review. A few hundred bucks as a premium and he's throwing up walls in no time. This isn't Chicago or NYC where the Teamsters have to be satisfied.

  • Scubagirl Dec 27, 5:02 p.m.

    Not_So_Dumb......so based on your skewed logic WRAL is giving FREE PUBLICITY to every single business they report on....

    I HOPE they do and I'm sure he won't miss your business.

  • Bartmeister Dec 27, 4:58 p.m.

    He should be facing charges for neglect and I hope the businesses around him that are affected sue him for damages and lost income. whoruntmeover

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    Sounds like a disgruntled ex worker to me. Look there are plenty of places that will hire a dishwasher, no need to worry and spew hate. You have a nice day, and buss the tables on your way out, ya hear? Take care now.

  • ConservativeVoter Dec 27, 4:46 p.m.

    It's just a bar and restaurant. Get over it. There are hundreds of others in Raleigh.

  • GravyPig Dec 27, 4:38 p.m.

    "Why don't you just say "I am sorry what happened, and incredibly happy no one was hurt or killed" and then go about your business. Too many Grinches on the Boards these days...."

    Aint that the truth. Nice to see you are still around Squirreling.

  • Minarchist Dec 27, 4:38 p.m.

    Makes ya wonder where peoples priorities are these days.
    Aint ur day
    December 27, 2012 2:38 p.m.
    Report abuse

    Why is it any of your business where people priorities are if they are not infringing on others liberties? Go stick your nose in your bible.

  • GravyPig Dec 27, 4:37 p.m.

    "In other words the owner plans on using the insurance money to rebuild. He should be facing charges for neglect and I hope the businesses around him that are affected sue him for damages and lost income."

    What in the wild world of sport are you talking about? Neglegence for what?

  • dwntwnboy2 Dec 27, 3:39 p.m.

    "This guy friends with the people at WRAL? Nice free publicity you are giving him"- OR it could just be a slow news day during the holidays. It does represent a loss of incomes, jobs and business in the area- seems like a legit news story- at least it's not endless stories of murder and mayhem like they have in other cities.

  • itom68 Dec 27, 3:25 p.m.

    Water won't stop a grease fire

  • burnstock99 Dec 27, 3:21 p.m.

    Aint ur day, bars are social areas where friends and family gather, much like a church. DOn't be so quick to criticize, especially if you consider yourself a church going Christian.

  • kikinc Dec 27, 2:19 p.m.

    *some, not one......autocorrect!!

  • Save It Dec 27, 2:10 p.m.

    If anyone has the money, desire and clout to rebuild in this location, to code, it's Niall.

  • kikinc Dec 27, 2:07 p.m.

    Why are people assuming that negligence was at play here? Wait until the investigation is over. As for the sprinkler system, I want to say that the Hibernian is grandfathered in under the old code, which I think has since been re-instituted, which says sprinklers are only required for establishments that hold 300+ people. There was a suppression unit in place, as is code, that did put the initial fire out rather quickly, but the fire had already spread. Grease fires burn fast and hot, and they spread very easily. All it could take is one people thinking that spraying the fire with fire will put it out and bam! All that water makes the grease jump all over the room. The interior of the pub was nearly all wood, which fire can take hold of very quickly. Let's not speculate. It's too early and too many people don't know about the nuances of a restaurant kitchen.

  • Squirreling Dervish Dec 27, 2:01 p.m.

    Neglect??

    Maybe when it was built they were not REQUIRED to have sprinklers??

    Why don't you just say "I am sorry what happened, and incredibly happy no one was hurt or killed" and then go about your business. Too many Grinches on the Boards these days....

  • areyououtofyourmind Dec 27, 1:56 p.m.

    Grease fires burn so fast and so hot that the sprinklers would not have suppressed the fire. The insurance company will hire an investigator to determine the cause. Trust me, they'll subrogate the claim if the fault lies with a vendor!

  • westernwake1 Dec 27, 1:47 p.m.

    Good to hear that Niall will rebuild. The Hibernian is a Raleigh entertainment landmark and one of the places I enjoy going to downtown.

  • btneast Dec 27, 1:37 p.m.

    Just wait until they deal with the City of Raleigh inspections department and the plans review process....

    The paperwork alone could take years....

    Its not as bad as it used to be. Its still a lot of paperwork, but doesn't take near as long as it did pre-recession.

  • rhess2 Dec 27, 1:28 p.m.

    I'm glad to see the outpouring of support for Hibernian Pub owner Niall Hanley. Having said that it is a valid question to ask why a facility of this type didn't have a sprinkler system. Of course it may be the Raleigh fire regulations didn't require it for a building of that age. Also I'm curious to find out how the grease fire got started. It would seem to me a restaurant using grease to cook would have procedures in place to help insure that such an event wouldn't happen. My guess is it will come out there was some negligence involved. In spite of that I wish the Pub the best and hope he rebuilds.

  • NotFromHere Dec 27, 1:25 p.m.

    Please come to the Hibernian in Cary. From what I've seen the menu is the same and I'm sure the beer is as well. We would love to have your business in Cary.

  • btneast Dec 27, 1:23 p.m.

    According to another news source, this place didn't have sprinklers. How did that get passed?

    ....I think it was in an old building that never had sprinklers. New construction may require it, but they can't make people that own older buildings go back and retrofit. They do make sure they have adequate fire exits, extinguishers, escape plans, etc. If a renovation is above a certain size, they may be able to require them then.

  • SailbadTheSinner Dec 27, 1:13 p.m.

    Plans to rebuild, eh?

    Just wait until they deal with the City of Raleigh inspections department and the plans review process....

    The paperwork alone could take years....

    STS

  • kcfoxie Dec 27, 1:02 p.m.

    Not_So_Dumb: positive job news...would rather see more stories like this.

  • Not_So_Dumb Dec 27, 12:56 p.m.

    This guy friends with the people at WRAL? Nice free publicity you are giving him.

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