HEAR MORE: Calls for a permanent memorial for Cavan orphanage fire

An online petition is calling for a permanent memorial in Cavan for those who lost their lives in the fire of St Joseph’s Orphanage in the town.

It’s 75 years since a fire broke out in the basement of the building.

36 people – mostly children – died in the blaze. The youngest was just four.

Speaking to Caroline Gauley on the Wider View, Local volunteer Lorraine Teevan explained why she thinks a permanent memorial is needed: