Illegal fireworks seized by gardai.
Fireworks are not only dangerous, there are also severe criminal penalties that apply to their authorised use.
In the run up to Halloween gardai have issued a reminder about the dangers posed by fireworks.
• Remember, fireworks contain explosive materials and are potentially very dangerous if misused, especially high hazard fireworks (such as bangers, rockets, roman candles, cake/batteries or shells).
• An import licence is required for all fireworks, and it is an offence to possess unlicensed fireworks (other than low hazard fireworks, such as party poppers, sparklers etc), with intent to sell or supply and a fine of up to €10,000 can apply.
• It is an offence to throw or direct any ignited firework at a person or property and a fine of up to €10,000 can apply.