Gardai launch investigation after mass brawl at Shannon hotel

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Officers at Shannon garda station are probing closed circuit television, and footage of the incident that has been widely shared on social media

Officers at Shannon garda station are probing closed circuit television, and footage of the incident that has been widely shared on social media

GARDAI have launched an investigation after one person was left in hospital following a mass brawl in Shannon over the weekend.

Officers at Shannon garda station are probing closed circuit television, and footage of the incident that has been widely shared on social media.

Chairs, bottles and other projectiles were thrown at people during a ‘Fight Night’ event Saturday at Shannon Town’s Oakwood Hotel. The event was brought to an immediate halt at around 11pm after the brawl broke out on the function room floor.

Up to 10 men and women were involved in the scene, while gardai from Shannon and Ennis were dispatched to the incident.

Footage shows a woman throwing several chairs at people while a shirtless man was tackled to the ground was about toss another chair. One man was stuck on the head with a chair while he was involved in a fight on the floor.

People were also filmed throwing bottles across the hall.

An announcement was made from the stage asking people to make their way towards the emergency exits.

Gardai confirmed however that only one person, a male, was taken to hospital for treatment. They said he was not seriously injured. 

The Garda spokesman also confirmed that no arrests were made on the night but that an investigation is underway.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shannon garda station at 061-361212.