Saturday Night In Swords
A typical Saturday Night in Swords will consist of several street brawls, men being thrown out of pubs
and night clubs, and general acts of violence.
On Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th a fight took place on Swords Main Street that lasted close to two hours. It was
mostly just one man who started fighting with passers-bye, several young men took the man up on his offer to a fight, the
man was quiet tough and beat anybody who took up the offer of fighting him. In the end the street fighter got into a taxi
with his girlfriend and headed off while shouting abuse at everybody he passed. Time Od Brawl 1-30 to 3-30
Meanwhile down the road at North Street men were engaged in another street fight, the men had either
being refused entry or were ejected from Velvet Night Club. Up to fifteen young men and women continued the fight from the
night club to The Courthouse. Time Of Brawl 2-30
Another fight took place up at Airside Retail Park outside The Wright Venue where Garda were called,
a man had being refused admission and was causing a complete show of himself, he asked Garda who arrived to help him gain
entry to the club. He was arrested.
On the road outside the club the Garda came across a woman lying on the road, the woman was out of her
head on drink, she gave the Garda abuse and spat at one member of The Garda, the woman was charged and brought before the
Swords Court where she was fined.
On The Forest Road youths were trying to gain access to a Dublin Bus that had pulled into the bus stop,
the young men were banging their hands on the windscreen and the door of the bus. They had intended to get another passenger
on the bus and by the looks on their faces they had intended to commit harm to the passenger, they failed to get on the bus
as the driver refused to open the door.