Saturday 24 August 2019

Heavy machinery vandalised in 'mindless act' says Henchy

A local Fianna Fáil councillor has condemned a 'mindless' act of vandalism carried out on a number of heavy machinery vehicles at Balcarrick Donabate last week, where the new Donabate Distributor Road is being constructed.

Cllr Adrian Henchy said that 'extensive damage' had been caused to the 'vital' machinery, causing 'thousands of Euro' worth of damage.

A number of vehicles were decommissioned following the attack, resulting in several construction staff being unable to work for two days.

Cllr Henchy said: 'I want to condemn in the strongest possible terms these mindless acts of vandalism and express my sincere feelings of anger and disgust towards the individual or individuals who somehow think this is an acceptable or smart thing to do.

'Given the amount of damage to the machines, it is highly unlikely this mindless act was carried out by one person.

'The Gardai have been informed and will be carrying out a full investigation given the enormous levels of damage and major impacts for the contractors building the new road, financially, staff losing work and delaying the project with machines put out of commission.'

Anyone who was in the Balcarrick/Ballalease part of Donabate between 7pm on Wednesday July 31 and 2am on August 1 and who witnessed anything suspicious has been urged to contact Swords Garda Station at 01-6664700.

Fingal Independent