Garda carried out an “aggressive alcohol seizure” at Burrow Beach after a “brawl”
By The Headlines, June 5, 2023 | 11:34 AM
After Burrow Beach in Co. Dublin was cleared by garda on Sunday evening, a councillor demanded the "aggressive seizure of alcohol on beaches."
An alleged "mass brawl" at the Sutton beach was attended by uniformed garda from the Raheny district and the Public Order Unit.
According to the Garda, "Until sizable crowds that had gathered there for much of the day had safely dispersed."
"No arrests were made, and investigations into the incident are ongoing."
Overcrowding is one of the two key challenges, Mr McDonagh stated in an interview with RTÉ's Morning Ireland. Therefore, there have been cases where people have been shut in and struggled to get to emergency services.
The second biggest problem is antisocial behaviour, which is primarily caused by drinking on beaches. We have regulations that forbid alcohol, but in my opinion, we need to aggressively seize alcohol from beaches.
My photos show the Garda public order unit clearing the Burrow Beach in Sutton after violent scenes yesterday.And now council workers are in clearing up rubbish left by the same people this morning!!! pic.twitter.com/g0ESBEFjlo— Padraig O'Reilly Photographer (@padraig_reilly) June 5, 2023
The councilman argued that greater garda presence and "proactively seizing alcohol" have been successful in Portmarnock in the past.
As part of Operation Irene, the Garda have stated that they will continue to conduct high-visibility patrols in the neighbourhood throughout the summer.
The focused multi-agency effort, which was started last year, aims to reduce underage drinking and alcohol consumption in public locations throughout the Dublin Metropolitan Region. This is accomplished by enforcing laws governing the distribution, sale, and use of alcoholic beverages as well as pertinent public order laws.
Any individual with information about this event is encouraged to contact the Raheny Garda Station at 01-666-4300 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111.