Ireland: Two young women savagely beaten in homophobic attack

Roisin Prendergast (20) and her girlfriend 17-year-old Ciara Murphy were attacked by two unidentified men on Cruises Street in Limerick. The verbal assault quickly turned into a vicious beating and kicking.  

"We thought it was over. Then one guy came back, threw Ciara against a shop window and ripped up her hat in front of her," she said.

When the unprovoked attack was finally over, Ms Murphy lay unconscious on the street following a knock to her head, while Ms Prendergast had been beaten and was in shock beside her. The two women said they are overwhelmed with the support they have received on social media following the attack. Read More