Council hits out at "absolute disgrace" as slide set on fire in south county Dublin
"Absolutely disgraceful that this much-loved playground has been targeted like this."
South Dublin County Council has hit out at "absolutely disgraceful" behaviour in the area after a slide in Corkagh Park was set ablaze.
The popular playground slide in Clondalkin was set on fire on Wednesday night, prompting calls for the culprits and anyone with information to come forward to Gardaí.
South Dublin County Council said that they are hoping to get the slide fixed as soon as possible and have been in contact with Gardaí in relation to the incident.
"Absolutely disgraceful that this much-loved playground in Corkagh Park has been targeted like this," the council penned on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Dublin Fire Brigade also took to social media to call on anyone with information to "please contact the Clondalkin Garda Station".
"Firefighters were called to playground equipment alight in Clondalkin tonight," the statement said.
"Unfortunately, community amenities can be damaged by fires like this," it continued.
Absolutely disgraceful that this much-loved playground in Corkagh Park has been targeted like this. We'll work to get it fixed as soon as possible and we're in contact with @gardainfo on this.
If you know of anything about this, please contact the Clondalkin Garda Station. https://t.co/OaQK0rY4k4
— South Dublin County Council (@sdublincoco) September 30, 2021
The Clondalkin Village Facebook page also hit out at the vandals on Thursday, saying: "Someone knows who did this and needs to report it to the Gardaí today.
"We cannot let the minority ruin things for the rest of us.
"Please phone Clondalkin Garda Station on 016667600 if you know anything."
They added in a subsequent post:
"This is our park, not theirs. It must be protected for us."