Thursday December 12, 2019

A rugby school scrap in Dublin 4. A murder in Dublin 1

Two news stories last week highlighted the stubborn nature of privilege and the dearth of social mobility in Irish society

4th February, 2018
Gardaí at the scene on North Strand in Dublin 1 last week Pic: rollingNews.ie

Last Monday evening, two groups of young men got into a brawl in Donnybrook in Dublin 4. There were no reported injuries or arrests.

They were alumni of the fee-paying schools St Michael’s College and Terenure College, and had just been at a rugby match between the schools’ senior (under 18s) cup teams. The incident received extensive coverage in the following day’s media.

On Tuesday night, a young man was shot...

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