Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North West, Paul McAuliffe, has today welcomed the decision by An Garda Siochana to bring forward Operation Tombola by one month to help deal with the Fireworks situation in the city.  

The operation by gardaí is aimed at tackling the on-going fireworks disruption in the city in the led up to Halloween. 

Deputy McAuliffe said: “Communities are being terrorised by fireworks exploding at all hours of the day and night, this increase in noise is a particular concern for pet owners and parents of special needs children.”

“Following concerns raised by many residents in the city, I wrote to the Minister of Justice and Garda Commissioner to have the issue addressed. Today I received a reply from the Assistant Commissioner, informing me that Operation Tombola has been brought forward by one month to try and overcome the problem.”

“Operation Tombola is tailored to the challenges of each division in the Dublin Metropolitan region and involves engagement with all relevant stakeholders including the local authorities to implement a multi-agency strategy for the Halloween period.

“I hope this results in a reduction of Fireworks plaguing our city.” concluded Deputy McAuliffe.