Social media used to organise fights in Roscrea

Social media sites such as Facebook and Youtube are being used by individuals in Roscrea to organise fights, heard a meeting of the Roscrea Development Council (RCDC) on Wednesday evening.

Social media sites such as Facebook and Youtube are being used by individuals in Roscrea to organise fights, heard a meeting of the Roscrea Development Council (RCDC) on Wednesday evening.

One member at the meeting said the “biggest problem” in some of the estates is people using social media such as Youtube.com to organise and record fights.

“The fights are going on very regularly. There was one out on the Templemore road a few weeks ago. This violence will spread out into the town,” he said.

“If you said it at a public meeting like this one, you would be locked up,” continued the man. “But these people are going on Facebook and inciting violence. It’s causing major problems, and not just in this town. It’s all over the country.”

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.