This despicable cruelty happened in the College Court Drive area, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland on 1st June 2013
A group of third level gathered by the green, a small dog from the neighbourhood was drawn by the small, excited crowd. As cars drove up and down the road at a fast pace, the students teased the dog by throwing the ball from one side of the road to the other - the dog of course chasing the ball, The students actually waited until a van was coming before playing this sick game until the inevitable happened – the little dog went under the wheels of the van which drove over him.
Did the students feel remorse after this disgusting act? No. As the dog lay dying in agony, the students laughed and jeered at a local man as he roared and scolded them. In a statement to the Limerick Leader, the university said it encouraged any individual that is affected by anti-social activity in the area to report this to the gardaí, and where student involvement is suspected to the university.
Adam Moursy, UL Students Union president, said “It is my role to protect the students of UL who have collectively had their reputations tarnished due to the alleged actions of a small number of students.The university and the Students Union improve and increase their communications with the stakeholders of the local community year on year. I will personally condemn any acts of anti-social behaviour, both on and off campus,” said Mr. Moursy.
All signatures will be sent to the President of University College, Limerick, Professor Dan Barry, to the President of the Students Union, Adam Mourcy, to the Editor of the Limerick Leader newspaper who broke the story and to Superintendent Francis O’Brien and Chief Superintendent David Sheahan, Henry Street, Limerick.