Thursday, October 28, 2021

A GoFundMe has been set up for the victim of last week’s firework attack in Eyre Square, which has raised over to €19,000.

On October 23rd, the victim was struck by an illegal firework, which has caused her to have severe facial injuries. GFM user ‘Ann Mc’, created the fundraiser to help the woman, who wants her identity to remain private.

“Physically, mentally, and emotionally, trauma such as this lead to huge expenses, and we are grateful for any help. We’re hoping to raise this money in order to financially aid the further medical treatments which will be required to heal her injuries.”

This news comes off the back of a number of anti-social incidents in Galway in the last few weeks, with videos of fights in Eyre Square and Shop Street going viral, and at the start of this week, there was a video of individuals with machetes chasing people down Quay Street.

The mission statement of the fundraiser goes onto say –

“Despite an obviously ineffective media campaign against illegal fireworks that has been active throughout this month in the run up to Halloween, these people were able to acquire the fireworks and set them off in a busy public space without gardai interference. This only adds to recent discussions about the lack of policing in public spaces at night and the decline of public safety in Galway throughout the last several years.”

The goal is to raised €30,000 for the woman’s injuries.

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