Garda Appeal For Witnesses After Young Woman Struck In Face By A Firework In Galway Overnight

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was struck in the face by a firework in Eyre Square in Galway City overnight.

It happened shortly after midnight and Gardaí say it’s understood the firework had been launched from close to the Tourist Information kiosk.

The young woman suffered serious injuries and was hospitalised as a result.

This latest incident comes as concern grows over an increase in anti social behaviour around Eyre Square.

Local Councillor Frank Fahey raised the issue at the joint policing committee and was told the Square could be closed off at night if the situation doesn’t improve:

“The chief superintendent said that he didn’t have enough Gardaí. He would need five or six Gardaí. He doesn’t have them at the moment, and he was on that if the issue persists, that he will probably have to look at putting in cameras, more lighting and maybe closing up Eyre’s Square .”



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