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'It's Hugely Disappointing' - Two GoCars Vandalised In City Arson Attack

By mariemadden

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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Dublin car sharing company GoCar has vowed to continue following an arson attack involving two of the company's cars this week.

The vehicles were parked in the Blackpitts area of Dublin 8 when they were set on fire between 8.30pm and midnight last night.

Two men were seen in the area and the incident is being investigated by gardai.

In a statement, GoCar Head Of Operations Jonathan Roche said that the attack was both disappointing and frustrating.

“As a small Irish business, an attack on two vehicles worth €15,000 each is obviously a huge disappointment for us, but it is an isolated incident and we’re reassured by how swiftly and thoroughly the Gardai have been dealing with it. 

"We still have absolute confidence in the viability of car sharing in Dublin, although it is very frustrating to suffer this attack as we're a small Irish business with six full-time staff, and cannot afford these types of setbacks. Dublin Bikes has shown how enthusiastically Dubliners will embrace an innovative sharing service, and concerns before that service launched about damage to the bikes has been shown to be a miniscule issue.”

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