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Second large seizure of fireworks in Dundalk

Second large seizure of fireworks in Dundalk

Local Gardaí seized a second large quantity of fireworks after stopping a car at a checkpoint in Dundalk at the weekend.

The Garda Twitter page report that “a large quantity of fireworks” were discovered after the vehicle was stopped in the area. Court proceedings will now follow.

This latest find follows a similar seizure of fireworks in the area last Tuesday October 15th.

Gardaí have warned that it is an offence for any person to possess fireworks or to sell or supply fireworks without a licence.

They said: “In the run up to Halloween a reminder about the dangers posed by fireworks. Fireworks are not only dangerous there are severe criminal penalties that apply.

“It is an offence to throw or direct any ignited firework at a person or property and a fine of up to €10,000 can apply.

“Community Policing and Roads Policing Units in Dundalk are targeting the unlawful possession of fireworks and searches will continue up to Halloween.”

Pictured above: Sgt Eugene Collins and Gda David Buckley pictured with fireworks seized on October 15th.

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