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Get well soon: Taoiseach glad those involved in Coppers crush are recovering

Enda Kenny spoke briefly about the incident in the Dáil chamber this afternoon.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil this afternoon
Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil this afternoon
Image: Screengrab via Oireachtas TV

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has commented publicly on the crush outside Copper Face Jacks nightclub in Dublin city centre on Monday night.

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Kenny was asked about the incident by the former Labour TD Tommy Broughan who expressed concern after seven people were injured in a crush involving some of the estimated 1,500 queuing outside the Harcourt Street venue.

The popular nightclub was running an event called ‘Messy Monday’ which was aimed at over-18s. The nightclub is usually an over-21s venue. Four people were hospitalised after the incident.

Copper Face Jacks said it is “working closely” with all authorities to establish the cause of the incident.

Speaking during the Order of Business Kenny said it was not for him to comment on the nightclub in question.

But he said he noted the comments of the proprietor “that these matters will be addressed”.

“… That they were more than surprised at the numbers who actually turned up at that particular time on that particular night. I am glad that those who were involved in the crush are recovering,” he added.

Read: ‘I was asking to get out and nothing was done’ – girl tells of Coppers crush

WATCH: Video shows crowd crush outside Copper Face Jacks

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