Sunday 21 January 2018

'Two young lads were passed out, both had vomited'

Despite a strict no-alcohol nightclub policy, policing Junior Cert celebrations outside is near impossible, writes Jody Corcoran

THE 42 bus was filling up with commuters, mostly office workers and shoppers, as it wound its way slowly from the city centre to the seaside village of Portmarnock in north Dublin on Thursday.

At Fairview, large numbers of youngsters, mostly aged 15, were gathered at various stop signs, boys and girls dressed up in their finest, boys splashed in aftershave and girls streaked in fake tan.

They cut an incongruous sight on what was a murky evening, amid the hustle and bustle of another ordinary day.

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