Tuesday 16 January 2018

Man stabbed as Dublin fire services report ‘busy night’ for Halloween

Shanganagh Park, Shankill yesterday evening
Shanganagh Park, Shankill yesterday evening
Shanganagh Park,Shankill yesterday evening.
Dublin fire brigade attend a fire at an old printworks at East Wall in Dublin
Shanganagh Park,Shankill yesterday evening.
Gardai attend a bonfire on the North Circular Road near Hanlon's Corner.

Fire services in Dublin city have reported a “very busy night” for Halloween.

A man was stabbed in Tallaght last night at 9pm – and the window of a fire tender was smashed while the fire services were dealing with a call-out in Kilbarrack, North Dublin.

Some 175 members of staff were working last night and were called to incidents across the city.

The majority of call-outs related to bonfires, and staff were still dealing with the situation early this morning.

Halloween is the busiest night of the year for fire services.

However, thanks to free family-friendly events planned by communities with Dublin City Council, the number of incidents on Halloween night have decreased over the past four years.

At approximately 6am this morning, staff were dealing with a fire in Airways Industrial Estate, in Swords, North County Dublin. However, this is not believed to be bonfire-related.

Meanwhile, gardai in Tallaght are investigating after a man was stabbed around 9pm last night.

The man, said to be in his 30s, was rushed to Tallaght Hospital where he was in a stable condition late last night.

His injuries are understood to be non life-threatening.

The incident occurred in Coolmore Green, near Jobs town in Tallght.

Gardai said they understood the victim had been stabbed once but did not have any information on the type of weapon used and had yet to establish a motive for the attack.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station or the Confidential hotline on 1800 666 111.

Irish Independent

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