We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Dublin Fire Brigade

Investigation underway after 20 bins set alight in Dublin overnight

Gardaí said no injuries were reported in the incident.

UP TO 20 bins were set alight in overnight in Dublin with damage caused to properties in the area. 

Dublin Fire Brigade shared images of the incident which occurred in the Clontarf and Killester areas of Dublin. 

It said damage to properties was “minimal” and urged residents to keep their bins out of sight, while gardaí said no injuries were reported.

In a post on Twitter it said: “Firefighters were called to a series of up to 20 bins set alight in Clontarf and Killester overnight.

“Fortunately damage to property from the bin fires was minimal. You can help prevent this vandalism by keeping your bin out of sight, however, that is difficult on bin night.”

Gardaí confirmed they have launched an investigation into the damage caused. 

“Gardaí responded to reports of criminal damage by fire this morning, 26 March 2020 at approximately 2.55am on the Howth Road and St.Lawrence’s Road, Co.Dublin,” a spokesperson said.

“A number of bins had been set a light at the locations. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel