Upper Bann Sinn Féin Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Duffy Urges Caution Over Fireworks

Published: 24 September, 2017

Speaking in advance of the Halloween season he said:

"As we draw closer to the Halloween season I would urge people to be responsible when buying and using fireworks.

"Sadly, as the dark nights draw in, there have been reports of fireworks being thrown at homes. In some cases those involved are also throwing fireworks at each other. A disaster waiting to happen.

"Although you now need a licence to purchase fireworks it is important to remember just how dangerous they can be.

"Buyers and users should refer to the fireworks safety code before purchasing. Never give fireworks to children or young people.

"It is in the interests of everyone to use fireworks responsibly and to remember the danger they pose especially when misused."