Concerns grow over anti-social behaviour with fireworks in Letterkenny

first_imgFurther concern has been expressed over the use of fireworks in the county with local residents in Letterkenny being targeted. Locals in the Long Lane area of Letterkenny have come under what has been described as ‘major disruption’ in recent days with youths seen throwing fireworks at members of the public and vehicles.A spokesperson for Long Lane Area Residents Association said they had ‘serious concerns for the potential harm’. Speaking to Donegal Daily, they said: ” We have been experiencing people throwing fireworks for the third night now. Our members have been out and have seen youths and even grown adults along with them throwing fireworks.“This has caused major disruption and stress to young children, the elderly and pets being woken and severely startled.“Our members confronted some anti-social elements who had been setting off fireworks in the middle of the road and in front of resident’s homes.“We have serious concerns for the potential harm that may happen to people and the potential damage to resident’s property. “If this persists, then it will only be a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or worse,” they added.“This must stop as people in the Long Lane area want to live in peace.”It comes as Gardaí seized a haul of illegal fireworks in Buncrana and Clonmany last week.Speaking to Donegal Daily about the dangers of fireworks, the Donegal Fire Service said: “Fireworks are illegal in Ireland. It is illegal to possess fireworks in Ireland that may have been legally purchased outside the country.“Illegal fireworks may not be manufactured to the appropriate safety standards and can ignite prematurely causing serious injury to the user or to others in the vicinity particularly children. “Members of the public are asked not to buy, use or supply fireworks and parents are requested to monitor their children and make sure they do not play with fireworks including bangers.“Every year children end up tragically injured and often scarred for life after using illegal fireworks.”Concerns grow over anti-social behaviour with fireworks in Letterkenny was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img