Dublin's Fire Brigade had an "unusually" busy Saturday night as there was a huge demand for its ambulance service as the Festive season gets underway.

The capital's brigade dealt with 210 ambulance calls in a 12-hour period between 7pm yesterday and 7am this morning.

140 of those calls were after midnight.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

Meanwhile, emergency services in Dublin have brought a fire at a school in Tallaght under control.

The blaze broke out in a classroom at around 7 o'clock last night.

The national school is located in the Fettercairn area.

Four units of the Dublin Fire Service put the fire out.

Nobody was injured in the incident and it is unclear what caused the fire.