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Fire Brigade Halloween Calls Up But Anti Social Behaviour Down

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

11:07 1 Nov 2022

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Despite an increase in calls this Halloween, Dublin Fire Brigade says there's been a drop in anti-social behaviour in recent years.

Over 24-hours there were 234 fire calls, close to three quarters of them were Halloween-related.

As part of a crackdown on bonfire stockpiles Gardaí and council officials removed 350 tyres and 300 pallets in Dublin 12 yesterday morning alone.

Poor Weather

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, John Guilfoyle, says they had a busier night this year but anti-social behaviour is reducing;

"We're seeing the trend over a 10 year period that Halloween related incidents are reducing."

"Now if you take last night in particular the contributory factors: Poor weather always has an impact on an evening like that."

Met Eireann had a Status Yellow warning for heavy showers in effect last night, until midnight.

John continues, saying there was an active stockpile collection campaign run by Dublin's four local councils.

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