Decline in Halloween call-outs across Co Longford

Emergency services have reported a marked fall-off in the number of call-outs across the county over Halloween. Gardai said it was a “relatively quiet” night, with around 20 complaints from members of the public being recorded. This was a decline on last year when nearly 50 incidents were reported to Gardai.

Emergency services have reported a marked fall-off in the number of call-outs across the county over Halloween. Gardai said it was a “relatively quiet” night, with around 20 complaints from members of the public being recorded. This was a decline on last year when nearly 50 incidents were reported to Gardai.

Meanwhile, a spokesman from Co Longford Fire Service said the evening passed off without any major incidents, a development he put down to the successful hosting of the county town’s ‘Dead of Night’ Festival.

In other news, Gardai arrested a man shortly before midnight on Sunday evening after a number of suspected ecstacy tablets were recovered during a routine search.

The man was found to be in the possession of the tablets and was arrested on Earl Street, Longford town at around 11pm. No charges have yet been brought.

Gardai are also seeking to track down a car believed to have been involved in a dangerous driving incident on Sunday evening (October 30) involving a red coloured Rover car driving erratically along the Park Road area of town at 9pm.

The car, which later passed through both Farnagh Hill and Lisduff, forced a number of motorists into taking what gardai on Monday described as “evasive action”.