‘They were out of their heads’ - underage drinking in Bundoran
Twelve-year-olds sat in a playground in Bundoran last weekend drinking alcohol openly. Some of them were “out of their heads”, a member of Bundoran Town Council has claimed.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the council says what he witnessed last weekend was “frightening”.
It has been claimed that when gardaí moved in to confiscate the alcohol, more drink was quickly procured and the drinking continued.
Now a councillor is asking where the young people got the drink and what their parents were doing while the young people were drinking.
Cllr Mick McMahon said it was “an ongoing situation and a tragedy waiting to happen”.
On St. Patrick’s Day as many as 50 young people, understood to range in age from 12 to 17, were seen openly drinking and engaging in what one on-looker said was totally unacceptable behaviour in a public playground in the centre of the town.
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