Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Can't blame the Troika for that

RTE --

An 18-year-old woman, who was one of seven people injured in a crush outside Copper Face Jacks nightclub in Dublin last night, is now in a stable condition in hospital ... The incident happened outside the club on Harcourt Street at about midnight. GardaĆ­ say around 1,500 people were queuing outside the nightclub at the time. The club was running a night called 'Messy Mondays', in which all drinks are €3.50, according to its Facebook page.

Ireland has a vigorous alcohol lobby which works within a major public blind spot about drinking to make it seem normal that 1500 people -- by all accounts, mostly teenagers -- would queue up at midnight on a Monday night for somewhat cheap booze.