No reports of injuries to members of emergency services despite hectic Halloween night

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
The scene in Balbriggan last night
The scene in Balbriggan last night

There have been no reports of injuries to members of the emergency services despite a hectic Halloween night.

Dublin Fire Brigade live tweeted incidents throughout the night and at one stage they were dealing with calls every 40 seconds.

They reported two incidents of "anti-social behaviour" aimed at them - one incident was the occurrence in Balbriggan, while the second was in Clonsilla.

Units from Balbriggan, Skerries, Finglas and Swords were called to the house fire in Balbriggan last night.

However, the crews came under attack and had rocks thrown at them as they attempted to tackle the blaze.

Gardai were called to the scene to provide assistance for the emergency services.

And in another incident, a crew transporting a man to hospital came under attack in the north Dublin city suburb of Kilbarrack. It's understood the ambulance was struck by a bottle which smashed a back window. The ambulance had to be taken off the road after dealing with the emergency call - following repairs it was back on the road almost two hours later. An investigation is underway.

The serious incidents came as emergency services experienced one of their busiest Halloween nights in recent years.