Gardaí Make Appeal To Parents As Halloween Approaches

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GARDAI in Tralee are appealing to parents to be responsible in ensuring their children do not possess illegal fireworks.

In the run up to Halloween, the Gardaí are conducting Operation Tombola, a nationwide policing plan focused on the prevention and detection of the sale of fireworks and associated public order and anti-social behaviour issues during the Halloween period.

Gardaí say there are already fireworks going off in Tralee Town Park. Gardaí are asking parents to take any fireworks from their children as they can cause serious injuries. Gardaí are also targeting markets and car boot sales to see if fireworks are being sold there.

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Apart from the risk of injury, fireworks can cause great distress and annoyance to elderly residents.

They can set off intruder alarms, causing unnecessary extra demands on Garda resources. They can also cause great distress to family pets and animals. Finally, there is always the possibility of outbreaks of fires in properties if fireworks continue to burn after landing.

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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