Tallaght representative Cllr. Charlie O’Connor has called for extra garda resources to tackle the fireworks issue plaguing parts of South County Dublin. Cllr O’Connor said: “I am particularly concerned for this year which will see far less organised Halloween activities due to COVID 19. Tallaght already seems awash with fireworks, what will it be like when we reach the end of October.”
“The sale, possession and use of fireworks in Ireland is illegal. Communities are being terrorised by fireworks exploding at all hours of the day and night, this is a concern for pet owners, with pets often becoming frightened and having to be brought indoors. We have the problem every year, but it seems to be starting earlier each year and that means an anxious time for weeks before Halloween.
“We need to see more being done to seize and prevent further escalation. A lot of younger people are engaging in this dangerous behaviour and it could lead to injury. We need more community policing efforts in the coming weeks to prevent further disharmony,” said Cllr O’Connor.