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Club has been at centre of several controversies

TRAMCO first opened its doors to young revellers back in 1998 -- but the nightclub has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in recent years.

In July 2009 Ultan Mac Raghnaill (26), a bouncer at the Rathmines club, was given a two-year jail sentence -- suspended for five years -- after he threw a customer out of the venue and left him lying in a pool of blood.

The court was told that Mac Raghnaill had just one day's training at the time of the event.

The previous year, 23-year-old Ciara Byrne was fined €900 and given 240 hours' community work for stabbing rugby players Darragh Fanning, Michael Finley and Irish international Jonathan Sexton with a scissors following an argument outside the club.

And in August 2007 an art student who smashed a bottle into another student's face was given a three-year jail term. Cianan Doyle admitted to the assault on Donal Lavelle which happened in Tramco on March 18, 2006.


The club was set up by developers Niall Mellon and Paddy Kelly in 1998.

It has become famous for the Junior Cert parties which it has held over the last number of years.

A statement about the club on behalf of Mr Mellon said: "Niall Mellon and Paddy Kelly traded Tramco successfully for 12 years until June 2010 when Bank of Ireland appointed a receiver.

"It has been run by the receiver for the past 12 months."

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