(Article by Amy Mek republished from RairFoundation.com)
A vicious fight broke out between hordes of Algerians and Georgian migrants housed at a luxury hotel in Ireland on New Year’s Day. The brawl, which included over 20 migrants, led to several of them being stabbed. One victim was left with his finger hanging off.
Hotel Killarney in Co Kerry is being used to house more than 400 migrants, more than half of whom are believed to be men of about 13 different nationalities.
The hotel, which bills itself as one of the top quality family hotels in Ireland, comes equipt with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, toddler pools, and fully equipped gym. In addition, there are two restaurants, a game room, an arcade, suites, and rooms with a Digital TV and 70+ channels.
The violence occurred on New Year’s Day at the Hotel and was sparked by a dispute. Police were called to settle the dispute, which led to removing an illegal visitor from another migrant housing center. After the authorities left, the stabbings took place.
Eights migrant men were arrested and appeared before Killarney District Court charged with violent disorder on Sunday evening, January 1. Seven of the eight accused were granted bail. The men who received bail are:
The State objected to bail in the case of 27-year-old Fouad Mekhazni, originally from Algeria and being housed at Hotel Killarney for the past two months. An Arabic interpreter was needed for Mekhazni.
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