Gardaí Issue Warning To Teenagers As Halloween Approaches

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GARDAI are asking parents to be aware of where their children are on Halloween as they prepare for what is usually their busiest night of the year.

Speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Talkabout’ programme on Tuesday afternoon, Garda Cathy Murphy said hundreds of youths congregating at Caherslee and Mounthawk is a serious problem every year.

He said parents are dropping off their children in the area and the teenagers travel around the estates causing problems for residents with their anti-social behaviour.

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Garda Murphy also said it is an offence to be in possession of and to light fireworks. If you are caught in possession of a large amount of fireworks there are substantial fines and a maximum prison sentence of up to five years.

She also warned against throwing eggs at people’s property and at vehicles as they could cause drivers to crash. Garda Murphy said Halloween is supposed to be fun, but teenagers and parents need to show more responsibility on the night.

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