BREATHALYSER TEST FOR DISCO GOERS
The organisers of a teenage disco scheduled for the Town Hall, Mitchelstown on this Friday night have, following numerous complaints about the behaviour of the teenagers before and after previous events, told The Avondhu that the discos are being restored on a trial basis only.
In a comment to The Avondhu, organiser, Justin Finn, said, “To combat the problems that occurred on the night of the last event certain changes had to be put into effect. Extra security will be on site to help and ensure everyone’s safety. Breathalysing will be introduced at the main entrance as the event has a strict no alcohol policy and, if a youth on entering the disco is displaying signs of drunken behaviour, they will be asked to take the breathalyzer test. They have every right to refuse, but, if this is the case, their parents and the Gardai will then be called.”
“Each youth will also be searched on entering the disco and any illegal substances, including drugs and cigarettes, confiscated,” he said.
Many residents in the area have complained about noise and anti-social behaviour following many of the discos in the past.
“In regards to noise control and the surrounding residential area, we ask that teenagers should behave in a mature manner and respect the residents of the area. Please arrange to be collected or move down town immediately after the event, to ensure a speedy and quiet departure of all the attendees. The crew at the teenage nightclub would like to thank the residents of Thomas Street and the surrounding area for their support,” Justin Finn concluded.
The teenage celebrity fancy dress disco will run from 8.30 to 11.30pm on this Saturday, November 14 and anyone with queries or concerns should contact the co-ordinator of the event, Justin Finn at 087-2619925.
Thursday 12th November 6:37pm