May 28, 2023

Deadly firework thrown through letterbox of home in Kilkenny city

A firework was thrown through a letterbox on a front door of a house in Kilkenny city.

The incident occurred in the Burrell’s Walk area of the city on Sunday evening.

A local Garda source confirmed to that no one was injured, although the outside of the door was damaged.

The incident occurred as gardai in Kilkenny urged members of the public to be aware of the dangers of illegal fireworks.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “Each year children and adults are injured by fireworks. The use of fireworks can be distressing for many people – including older and vulnerable people. Fireworks can set off intruder alarms placing unnecessary demands on gardaí and other emergency services.

“Pets can be adversely affected by the noise created by fireworks. Halloween is a common time for animals to go missing, keep your pet inside with windows and doors closed.”

Gardai are asking parents to ensure children are aware of the dangers associated with fireworks.

A Garda spokesperson warned: “Fireworks are classified as explosives. It is an offence to:

  • Possess a firework with intent to sell or supply without a licence;
  • Light unlicensed fireworks;
  • Throw or direct a lit firework at any person or property.”

Gardai warned fines of up to €10,000 or five years imprisonment can be imposed for fireworks offences.


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