The backwardness of the muldoons!! dressing up and trick or treating!! Oh the innocence of it all. Thank god we have an urabn sophisticated centre such as Dublin to show us the way…
Hallowe’en clean-up to cost millions…
Saturday, 1 November 2008 12:09
The estimated cost of damage caused during Hallowe’en is expected to run into millions of euro.
During a night of violence in Dublin three buildings were set alight including a factory and dozens of cars were torched.
Dublin City Council estimate the clean-up operation alone will cost close to 1m.
AdvertisementThe emergency services dealt with fires as well as attacks on police and fire officers during the night.
Two garda were taken to hospital after they were injured following an altercation with a group of people in Dublin.
The two garda were on foot patrol when they were attacked by a group of people just after midnight on Dorset Street.
Ten people were arrested at the scene.
The two gardai were taken to the Mater hospital for treatment.
In Sherriff Street in the north inner city a fireman was injured and a fire engine was attacked by a gang of youths as the emergency services attempted to put out an extended bonfire there at around 9pm.
The fire officer is believed to have received an eye injury and was admitted to hospital.
The windscreen of the fire engine was smashed in the attack.
Fire services were called out to over 800 incidents in Dublin.
The Dublin Fire Service reported up to six knife attacks and that 40% of calls related to assaults, many of them resulting in head injuries.
The ambulance service received more than 500 calls and up to 50 cars were set on fire in the capital.
The Fire Services also dealt with three significant blazes in Dublin.
One at a factory at Castleforbes Road near the Point Depot, the second at derelict apartments in O’Devaney Gardens close to Arbour Hill in the north inner city and the third at the Westen Inn off Mountjoy Square.