One person has been arrested and seven others have been hospitalised following a violent altercation at a graveyard in Galway yesterday.
The incident occurred at approximately 4pm at a graveyard in Tuam, where 30 gardaí were deployed to break up a huge altercation between a large group of people.
A young man, who was in possession of a knife, was arrested after trying to flee the scene. He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released.
According to gardaí, a file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.
Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station at 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any garda station.