Cork County Council is awaiting reports from An Garda Síochána and the Fire Brigade in relation to a Hallowe’en incident at Ard Mhuileann in Mitchelstown, with a view to putting in place a policy that prevents a repeat of the dangerous events of last October.

Two separate motions by Cllrs Deirdre O’Brien and Kay Dawson brought a discussion on the incident to the November meeting of Fermoy Muncipal Authority this week.

“We were just very lucky a child didn’t die that night”

The Housing Directorate of Cork County Council will meet with An Garda Síochána to having appropriate arrangements put in place to prevent a repeat of the Hallowe’en at Ard Mhuileann, where a car was driven into a bonfire and fire officers and members of the public were threatened by individuals on the night.

Cllr O’Brien described the incident as a ‘night of fear and danger’.

“It could have been a nice night with a bonfire but it turned out to be a night of fear and danger for a lot of lives there. It’s not fair to the people in Mitchelstown who want to live there and have a nice, happy town.”

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