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Gardaí charge eight people in connection to 'violent disorder' at a funeral

The arrests relate to an outbreak of violence at a funeral in Tuam, Co Galway in September.
Nov 29th 2021, 3:15 PM 45,061 0

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 4:42 PM

EIGHT PEOPLE ARE due before Tuam District Court charged in connection with a violent incident at a Galway cemetery. 

The seven men and one woman were arrested by gardaí at locations across County Galway early this morning.

The arrest operation is associated with a largescale row which happened at Tuam Cemetery and the surrounding streets on 22 September last.

An Air Corps Air Ambulance and five ambulances were called in to ferry an injured man to hospital on the day of the incident. 

Five men and two women were injured over the course of the incident. They were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.  

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