Juniors on the tiles

Aoife Finneran

This was the scene in central Dublin as Junior Certs hit the town.

A boy lying slumped is tended by ambulance crew.

Elsewhere, there were minor clashes with gardai.

The scenes put our relationship with drink back into focus in the week Taoiseach Brian Cowen apologised for his own behaviour.

While the vast majority partied happily, a minority spoiled the fun.