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Wednesday 24 January 2018

One man stabbed – but Halloween night 'quiet'

Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

Dublin gardai are investigating after a man was stabbed last night.

However, emergency services reported that it was an otherwise quiet Halloween night in the capital.

The man, said to be in his 30s, was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he was in a stable condition. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A garda spokesman said the victim was stabbed once, in the Coolmore Green area of Jobstown.

The spokesman appealed for witnesses and said gardai have yet to establish a motive.

Elsewhere, though fire crews around the country responded to hundreds of callouts, overall it appeared to have been one of the more peaceful Halloween nights of recent years.

Gardai in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny and Waterford recorded quiet evenings with "just routine calls" over bonfires. In Dublin there was a blaze in a building in East Wall that was extinguished by several units of the fire brigade.

Vehicle fires were reported in the Smithfield and Darndale areas of the city.

Between 4pm and 8pm fire engines around the city responded to 95 emergency calls with fire engines attending 65 incidents. Ambulances were sent out on 42 occasions.

Fire-fighters said that Halloween was the "worst night of the year" for water shortages and ironically, given the restrictions in place, Dublin Fire Brigade reported to a burst water main Swords, north Dublin, just after 10:00pm.

Irish Independent

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