'Coppers' drops drink promotions
THE owner of Copper Face Jacks nightclub has officially withdrawn further promotional nights after several members of the public were hospitalised in a crush outside the venue.
Ex-garda Cathal Jackson said the decision was made to withdraw further promotional nights from the club following a management meeting, and that the move was made in the interest of patron safety.
Donegal student Niamh Cannon and several others were hospitalised after a large crowd led to people getting crushed outside the Dublin venue on Monday night.
The 18-year-old was in a crowd of 1,500 revellers eager to attend the 'Messy Mondays' promotional event, where drinks cost as little as €3.50.
"We are finished with the promotions," Mr Jackson said.
He said he had witnessed the incident and had feared for the safety of his patrons.
"Our major priority is the safety of the customers, both inside and outside the premises," he said.
Mr Jackson also confirmed that he had yet to make contact with the hospitalised student's family, but that he was hoping to in the immediate future.
Ms Cannon, a teaching student in Marino college, is continuing to recover in hospital.
She was knocked unconscious after being pushed to the ground. Her condition was initially described as "critical" when she arrived at hospital, but she has made a steady recovery since.