Series of fracas saw man rushed to hospital with a broken leg

This week's Yesteryears series

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


This week's Yesteryears series continued with an edition from March 6, 1998. 

The paper reported that a man was rushed to hospital with a broken leg following a row in Kilkenny on the previous Saturday night. And it was a busy night for local Gardai, with four or five disturbances throughout the City.

A Garda spokesman confirmed that a number of people were arrested following a series of fracas.

One man suffered a broken leg as a result of a confrontation in John Street and was admitted to St Luke's Hospital.

The lead story this week was about millions of pounds being pumped into the east of Kilkenny City as part of a new urban renewal scheme along with tax incentives. 

Meanwhile there were "great garages in Thomastown" according to the article at the time after Gardaí confirmed that no garages in Thomastown were involved in an investigation into the illegal importation of cars into the Republic of Ireland.