€8,000 of Illegal Fireworks Seized in Finglas

by Rose Barrett
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As part of Operation Tombola which targets the supply of illegal fireworks, Gardaí conducted a search of a premises yesterday evening in Finglas.

29 boxes of multi-fire fireworks were seized valued at approximately €8,000.

Investigations into this seizure are ongoing.

In advance of a busy night for all emergency services, Gardai would like to remind people that the sale, possession and use of fireworks in this country is illegal.

Fireworks are dangerous and can cause serious injury and/or distress to people and pets, as well as potentially causing fires in properties if they continue to burn after landing.

It is an offence to throw or direct any ignited firework at a person or property.

Gardaí are particularly appealing to parents and adults to advise children of the hazards fireworks pose.

Have an enjoyable and safe Halloween.

Anyone with any information relating to the illegal use or sale of fireworks is asked to contact their local Garda station or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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