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Two arrested after early Sunday morning Portlaoise brawl

Two men have been arrested and more charges are expected to follow after a street brawl in Portlaoise involving up to 20 people in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The large-scale incident took place at approximately 1.20am on Main Street in Portlaoise outside the Courthouse.

It is believed the row was between two distinct groups.

A number of Garda units from Portlaoise attended the scene with support also called in from Abbeyleix.

The men arrested were detained in Portlaoise Garda Station.

“Saturday nights are busy enough and resources are stretched enough without this thuggery,” said a Garda spokesperson.

An investigation is underway with “more charges to follow for the numerous persons involved”. There are no reported injuries.

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