DFB Received Almost 100 Less Emergency Calls On Good Friday 2018
Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed recently that 100 less emergency 999/112 emergency calls were processed for Good Friday 2018 in comparison to last year.
Good Friday this year marked the first time pubs were legally allowed to open to the public and serve alcohol since the Intoxicating Liquor Act, ruled almost a century ago, the banning of selling alcohol on this day.
In a statement, a DFB spokesperson confirmed that the number of calls processed through its regional control centre received a total of 379 calls for Good Friday 2018, opposed to processing 465 calls on Good Friday last year.
A DFB spokesperson said:
“A lot of call-outs are alcohol related. We normally see a lot of house parties and drinking on Good Friday.
“We were 100 calls down on last year. We haven’t done a detailed analysis of that, and that could take some time, but it’s good news so far.”