Gardai investigate attack on Town Council official

Gardai in Tralee are investigating an attack on a Town Council official by a group of youths over the weekend. The official was on council business when the group attacked. Gardai who arrived at the scene also came under attack from the youths. No one was injured in the incident but there was substantial damage to property. Gardai have arrested two people and say the assault on the Town Council official was unprovoked. Inspector Martin Mc Carthy says public order offences may have dropped in the last two years, but incidents are becoming more serious.