Six bin trucks found burnt out
Gardaí have confirmed they are investigating what appears to have been a deliberately targeted attack on nine bin lorries belonging to the Dublin-based City Bin Company.
Six of the lorries were burned out, one was seriously damaged and two others were damaged to a lesser extent in the fire which took place late on Friday night.
Other bin lorries and equipment belonging to waste companies AI Waste and Key Waste which were in the same yard at Greenhills Road, in Walkinstown were not damaged in the attack.
Gardaí are examining cctv footage taken form the scene. It is understood to show at least two people entering the yard between 10pm and 11pm and pouring liquid on the lorries before setting them alight and making their getaway.
Chief executive of the City Bin Coompany, Gene Browne, said the company was “in a state of shock” but the directors were “one hundred percent confident” this will not affect the company’s ongoing bin service. Additional lorries were being hired yesterday and Mr Browne said it would be “business as usual from Monday”.