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Sunday 21 September 2014

The lows of Leaving Certificate night

Sarah Stack

Published 14/08/2014 | 15:17

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A drunk reveller gets carried home by his friends, and possibly his father, while teenagers are vomiting in the street.

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Despite these shocking scenes in Dublin city centre on Leaving Cert night gardai said there were no major incidents in the capital overnight.

Thousands of students flocked to bars and clubs across the country to celebrate the results of their exams, and the majority were in good humour.

Pubs, fast food restaurants, take aways and taxi drivers were among those who benefitted from the thousands of revellers who thronged the streets and partied in to the early hours.

But in pockets across the capital, including the Camden Street area, some in the class of 2014 may have partied too hard.

Young couples, obviously intoxicated, could be seen arguing in the street with one man struggling to restrain his anger.

Gardai were  spotted being called to one premises where one man, not believed to be a Leaving Cert student, was arrested. And plain clothes officers were on duty to try and prevent street brawls.

Local councillor Mannix Flynn said residents are bracing themselves for the weekend ahead.

“There were some flash point and lots of kids about on the night, but people are more worried about what will happen this weekend when they’re all back out.”

Irish Independent

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