DONEGAL Gardaí have issued a warning about the use of fireworks.
As Halloween approaches, Gardaí have reminded the public about the dangers of using illegal fireworks and the penalties that can be imposed.
“Igniting an illegal firework, throwing an ignited firework at a person or property and possessing illegal fireworks with intent to sell or supply are all offences,” Gardaí said.
“Did you know what sort of penalties might be imposed were you to be found guilty of any of these offences?
“Do not take the risk this Halloween. Don’t risk your own safety, the safety of others and don’t risk getting a criminal record.”
Igniting an illegal firework in any place can carry a fine of up to €10,000 and five years imprisonment.
Similar penalties are carried for throwing an ignited firework at a person or property or for possession of illegal fireworks with intent to sell or supply.Tags: