Gardaí injured in Halloween incidents

Two Gardaí and a fireman have been injured in overnight attacks while dealing with callouts during Halloween celebrations in Dublin.

Two Gardaí and a fireman have been injured in overnight attacks while dealing with callouts during Halloween celebrations in Dublin.

The Gardaí were injured in a serious public order incident at the junction of Dorset Street and Dominic Street in the city centre, at around twenty past eleven, while the fireman was injured in a bottle attack on Sheriff Street.

In a separate incident, Gardaí and the fire service were also attacked with petrol bombs at Devany Gardens off the North Circular Road.

There were also two significant fires in the capital overnight - one at a storage depot on the Castle Forbes Road near the old Point Depot and the second at a house on Weston Way on Mountjoy Street.

No-one was injured in either of the fires.

Initial figures suggest the fire service in Dublin dealt with around 350 bonfires last night; 25 car fires and approximately 40% of ambulance call outs were for assaults.

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