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Illegal fireworks seized in Kilrush

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200 fireworks were seized by Gardaí in Kilrush on Saturday night.

A house in the area of Wood Rd was searched under warrant by Gardaí from the Kilrush Garda Station on Saturday evening as part of Operation Tombola.

One man was questioned following the discovery and seizure of 200 illegal fireworks by Gardaí. No arrest was made, a file is currently being prepared for the office of the DPP.

Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Triona Brooks appealed to parents to discuss the dangers of fireworks to their children and teenagers. “Fireworks can cause annoyance to the elderly and babies and distress to animals and if they continue to burn after landing they may cause damage to property by fire or cause injury.

“We are asking parents to explain the dangers of illegal fireworks to children and teenagers,” she explained.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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