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Bricks, bottles and kegs thrown at Dublin Fire Brigade on Halloween night

There were other incidents dotted around the country in which the fire brigade was attacked.

Fire engine damaged in last night's attack.
Fire engine damaged in last night's attack.
Image: DFB Kilbarrack Facebook page

CREWS FROM DUBLIN Fire Brigade were attacked last night as they attended a call out in North Dublin.

The fire crew from Kilbarrack Fire Station were called out to Belcamp Cresent in Coolock, but upon arriving their engine was attacked by youths in the area.


The crew had bricks, bottles and kegs thrown at them. The fire engine was significantly damaged in the incident, with the front windscreen being broken.

Gardaí attended the scene and it is believed that none of the crew were injured.

It is believed that the Kilbarrack fire station itself also had objects thrown at it last night.


This was not an isolated attack, as it is believed that a fire crew also had objects thrown at them in the Finglas area, resulting in the gardaí public order unit being called to the scene.

imagePhoto shows gardaí public order unit in protective gear at the scene in Finglas last night.

Attacks on the fire brigade were not isolated to the capital city. Last night there were reports that a fire engine in Waterford was also set upon.

Halloween night

Halloween night is one of the busiest nights of the year for the fire brigade. The capital’s fire service responded to more than 600 call-outs this Halloween night.

National Chairman of the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association yesterday appealed to the public throughout the country to allow firefighters and other emergency personnel to be allowed to do their work over Halloween “without injury and assault or damage to emergency vehicles,” he said.

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