A man was in critical condition after being assaulted in Carrigaline last night.
By The Headlines, December 29, 2022 | 03:56 PM
A man aged 29 is critically injured after being assaulted in Carrigaline, Co Cork.
He was injured during an altercation with two other men in the Glenwood estate just before 6 pm yesterday.
A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody. He is being questioned at Togher Garda Station, and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The gardaí have been at the crime scene all day, conducting a series of examinations.
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The 29-year-old injured man remains in critical condition at Cork University Hospital.
It looks like the incident has caused a lot of negative reactions in the community, and people are questioning why this is happening. Glenwood has always been a calm place to live.
Local representatives in Carrigaline have been calling for more garda resources for the town for some time, he added.
He pointed out that Carrigaline's population is around 18,000 people. He went on to say that its garda station does not open around the clock.
"People have been waking up this morning deeply shocked at the events of last night. It's a very serious incident. You don't expect this." Cllr McGrath said
We're deeply saddened by this piece of news and our thoughts are with the victim and their family. At the same time, while everyone is in shock, there's a growing sense of frustration as well "For a long time now we've been calling for additional Garda resources in the area, and today I would repeat those calls.", says Dominic Ceannt, the senior officer in the force, "It seems that senior management there just doesn't listen to us."
I hear from a lot of people in the community that they want to see more police visibility, longer opening hours at the station and more patrols on the streets.
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