Don't let ignorance of litter louts cloud these sunny days
Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30
At beaches in Howth, Portmarnock and Galway during the latest heatwave, families witnessed brawling youths and public drinking when they hoped to simply enjoy a joyous afternoon on the coast.
Gardai have had to patrol beaches and temporarily suspend public transport services in some parts of the country in a bid to prevent escalating public disorder.
It's claimed teenage gangs are orchestrating 'flash bash' beach battles on social media.