MILITARY PROBE Investigation underway into alleged booze-fuelled assault by soldier on superior officer at charity army boxing event
AN investigation is underway into an incident at Cathal Brugha army barracks during which a soldier allegedly assaulted a booze-fuelled bust-up, the Irish Sun can reveal.
The alleged incident happened last month during an amateur boxing event at Cathal Brugha barracks in Dublin to raise funds for the army veterans group ONE.
Seventh Infantry Battalion soldiers fought Dublin boxers for €10, with all attendees encouraged to donate to a veteran group.
Two spectators argued outside the ring after some soldiers drank alcohol at the event, according to the Irish Sun.
A soldier allegedly assaulted a sergeant, who needed medical attention and missed work.
The military police are investigating the May incident.
A Defense Forces spokesperson told the Irish Sun that the matter is being investigated by Military Police.
We can’t comment because an investigation is ongoing.
Several witnesses reportedly saw the alleged assault, and the area is well-covered by CCTV.
Seventh Infantry Battalion personnel are angry that the incident spoiled a positive event, a source told the Irish Sun.
Our source said, “The 7th Infantry Battalion is one of the best DF units.”
“Many staff members are proud of their work at testing centers and with the HSE during the pandemic.
Recent events have lowered morale. 98% of the battalion are great soldiers who love their jobs, but there are issues.
The 7 Infantry Battalion does not have low morale, a Defense Forces spokesperson told the Irish Sun.