Halloween anti-social behaviour prompts Kerry residents’ request for help

Residents of a Kerry estate are appealing for help to combat anti-social behaviour in the lead up to Halloween.

Sinn Féin councillor Tom Barry is calling on Kerry County Council to work alongside the Gardaí and Kerry Fire Service to highlight the potential dangers surrounding Halloween festivities.

He says bonfires are already being lit and bangers are continuously being set off in Feale Drive, Listowel.

Cllr Barry says there is total mayhem in his estate, adding that Halloween begins after the Listowel Races and lasts up to five weeks.

The Sinn Féin Cllr says the potential dangers from bonfires and illegal fireworks need to be highlighted, and he wants to see the people taking part being held accountable.

He says the people of Feale Drive need help and support to tackle the issue.

In response, the council says the Kerry Fire Service runs a campaign to advise the public of the dangers of bonfires and illegal fireworks at Halloween; this includes advice on the construction and supervision of bonfires as well as the potential serious personnel injury they can cause.

The Kerry Fire Service also advises adults to keep a watchful eye on young children, the elderly and vulnerable members of our society.

Parents are being urged to remind their children to respect and co-operate with the emergency services who are working to protect the public and their properties.