Teenagers suffer "severely deformed hand" and eye injuries in fireworks incident 8 months ago

Teenagers suffer "severely deformed hand" and eye injuries in fireworks incident

Two teenagers were seriously injured in last night's incident.

Speaking to JOE, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána confirmed that two teenagers were badly injured by fireworks an incident which occurred on Faussagh Avenue, Cabra on Friday night (21 September).

The teenagers, who were 17 and 15 respectively, were badly injured when they came into contact with what was described as a firework.

According to Gardaí, "Both youths received serious injuries, one to his eye and the other to his hand and were taken to The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin and Children's University Hospital at Temple Street for treatment."

Dublin Fire Brigade characterised the injury as a "severely deformed hand."

In a tweet, Dublin Fire Brigade warned against using fireworks this Halloween season: "Fireworks are sold on the black market with NO recognised safety tests. Talk to your children (and adults) about the life changing dangers of fireworks."

Under Irish law, owning fireworks with intent to supply, igniting fireworks in a public place, or throwing fireworks at a person or property, can result in up to five years imprisonment, and fines up to €10,000.