Residents Outraged As Dublin P...


Residents Outraged As Dublin Playground Set On Fire

Aidan Delaney
Aidan Delaney

09:56 10 Oct 2022

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The public have been asked to come forward with any information after a playground was set on fire in Dublin city.

Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene of the blaze in Weaver Park on Cork Street yesterday afternoon.

The fire was quickly extinguished but anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact Gardai.

Local councillor Darragh Moriarity says there's anger in the local community after the incident.

"We've had two new parks open in the last five years in the Liberties which have serviced the community and give young people something to do.

"When acts like this happen, they rightly cause anger.

"Dublin City Council are looking at it and attending to it to assess the damage and see when we can get it back up and running."

Labour representative Moriarity also says it's heartbreaking to see the playground being mindlessly destroyed.

"Community activists, groups and residents have had to fight for every blade of grass, every facility that has come into the Liberties in recent years.

"I'm already seeing the kneejerk reaction saying this is why this community doesn't deserve an investment in parks and I think that's a totally wrong approach to take.

"The minority of 1% of people who do commit acts like this shouldn't tar the 99% who need and use the parks in the proper way."

Image Credit: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter Account

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