Limerick Fire Service targeted with rocks on Halloween

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

The fire service was targeted on Halloween
ROCKS and bricks were thrown at Limerick City Fire and Rescue service vehicles on Halloween last Saturday night.

ROCKS and bricks were thrown at Limerick City Fire and Rescue service vehicles on Halloween last Saturday night.

A water appliance vehicle owned by the Limerick City Fire Service was targeted outside Our Lady Queen of Peace church while it was on its way to an incident at around 8pm.

The fire service took to its Facebook and Twitter pages urging people to respect the emergency services.

“Unfortunately our appliances were hit with rocks this evening. Thankfully [there was] no injuries and minor damage,” the service said.

Northside Sinn Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan tweeted in response: “Shameful stuff. The real people of Limerick are ultra proud of [the] emergency services who do brilliant work 24/7/365.”

Elsewhere, Saturday was a relatively quiet night in the city in comparison to previous Halloweens. Gardai reported a number of public order incidents, but nothing else.

However, members of the force came under attack from Halloween revellers in Pallaskenry.

Gardai were attacked by flour bombs and eggs at the gates of Pallaskenry GAA Club in scenes which Independent local councillor Emmett O’Brien described as being “reminiscent of Fallujah” in Iraq. It is understood around 30 youths were involved.

He said in future villagers may have to provide civilian assistance to members of the gardai to stop incidents of this nature.