Not even, Irish Graveyards, are Safe from Violence, and Gangs?

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Seven men and one woman arrested in connection with violent disorder at Tuam graveyard

30th November 2021

Gardaí have arrested eight people this morning in connection with an incident of violent disorder at a graveyard in Tuam, Co Galway, in September.

Gardaí investigating the incident conducted an operation this morning in Co Galway and as a result arrested seven men, aged from their mid 20s to their mid 50s, and one woman who is in her mid 20s.

They are currently detained at various stations in the Galway Division under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Seven people were rushed to hospital, some with suspected stab wounds, after a violent incident at a graveyard in the town on September 22.

Gardaí were called to the scene of the incident on the Athenry Road after fighting broke out when it is understood two separate funerals crossed paths in the cemetery.

Approximately 30 gardaí responded including local uniform and plainclothes personnel, supported by gardaí from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit.

Five ambulances transported the injured to hospital.

It is understood the row is related to an ongoing feud between families in the local area that has escalated in recent months.

Roads around Tuam were closed and several sporting events were called off as a result of the incident.

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