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Comment #1275416 by Mark Cullen

Mark Cullen Jun 8 7:49 PM #

To avoid riots you have to have young people feeling like they are a part of society and have a hand in influencing and creating their society. Once young people don’t feel like it’s their society, they will break it.

But, this isn’t a riot, I think this is an underfunded and understaffed Gardai stepping on people’s rights because they don’t have the ability or resources to handle a situation if one does kick off down there.

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Strong garda presence in Dublin after sun brings hundreds out for beach rave

Strong garda presence in Dublin after sun brings hundreds out for beach rave

Around 7,000 people were invited on Facebook to a party at Sutton Beach, north Dublin this evening.

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  • Mark Cullen Jun 8 6:41 PM #

    So what was the crime here? Why could they stop the transport system? Seems a bit Orwellian to me to be honest.

    Sure, there may be crimes committed there later, but you could say the same about every situation. Garda presence is needed, not a shut down of transport and confiscation of goods.

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    • iMacRocks Jun 8 6:56 PM #

      It seems to be a tradition in Dublin over the last decade to gather on beaches and riot.

      The scenes in Portmarnock were intolerable.

      It is only a matter of time before Dublin will have its own version of the London or Stockholm riots.

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    • Public safety concerns would be the reason they stopped the trains, if they didn’t then people would be saying they did nothing & allowed the trouble to happen

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    • Mark Cullen Jun 8 7:05 PM #

      again, there’s been no trouble so far. We’re stepping into pre-crime, minority report stuff here.

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    • Mark Cullen Jun 8 7:49 PM #

      To avoid riots you have to have young people feeling like they are a part of society and have a hand in influencing and creating their society. Once young people don’t feel like it’s their society, they will break it.

      But, this isn’t a riot, I think this is an underfunded and understaffed Gardai stepping on people’s rights because they don’t have the ability or resources to handle a situation if one does kick off down there.

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    • No one used the words riot except you, and your comments seem to making excuses for bad behaviour from young people with money for alcohol & fancy clothes. The Gardai have duty to protect the entire community & property & hopefully there will be no trouble.

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    • Mark Cullen Jun 8 8:26 PM #

      No one’s mentioned riots? Look at the comment above yours.
      “It is only a matter of time before Dublin will have its own version of the London or Stockholm riots.”,

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    • Mark Cullen Jun 8 8:53 PM #

      “It seems to be a tradition in Dublin over the last decade to gather on beaches and riot”

      Observation skills aint what they used to be. Hopefully everyone there will have a great time and enjoy their lives peacefully on the beach.

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    • iMacRocks Jun 8 10:24 PM #

      Mark.

      I fully agree that people need to be part of society, have a role to play in it and also be responsible.

      Lot of this though is recreational and there were many people involved in the disturbances in Portmarnock that were not from social problem areas or deprived homes.

      We can say it is down to scobes like Cowen and Ahern etc throwing to fingers to the honest people in the country and why shouldn’t they do the same, but it isn’t its just anti-social acting out.

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    • Gareth Staunton Jun 9 2:14 PM #

      Lol @Mark, There has been riots already. Read the news articles fully before passing judgement!!!
      Youths clashing on Portmarnock Beach the other week.

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    • Mark Cullen Jun 9 4:59 PM #

      So because there was trouble last week there will be no more youths allowed on any beaches, if any young people try gather on beaches from now on the public transport system will be closed down and there goods confiscated? Orwellian and ageist in my opinion.

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