Couple injured after alleged homophobic attack in Dublin
Gardaí are investigating the serious assault incident.
A couple were injured after an alleged homophobic attack in Dublin earlier this week.
Gardaí are investigating the serious assault incident which occurred in Drumcondra on Monday (16 May) and left two women requiring medical treatment for facial injuries.
Following the assault, one-half of the couple, Robyn, posted an image on Instagram of her face which was bruised, cut and swollen.
“Me and Kate just got gay-bashed. This is what being lesbians in Ireland is," she wrote as a caption, before adding that her partner Kate was okay after the incident.
In a follow-up post, Robyn then said: “Thanks everyone for kind messages. We are both shaken up and I’m waiting on tests and x-ray and all I keep thinking is I am so glad we are both alive.
“Thank you all. It means so much to have love right now”.
Meanwhile, Kate wrote after the assault: "Me and Robyn just got gay-bashed waiting for the bus.
"Like fully punched in the face. Dublin is absolutely f*****."
When contacted about the alleged homophobic attack, a Garda spokesperson told JOE:
"Gardaí at Santry are investigating following a serious assault incident in Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Monday, 16 May, 2022.
"Shortly after 6.00pm, Gardaí were alerted following reports of an assault incident on Drumcondra Road Upper.
"It’s understood two females aged in their 20s were assaulted in the course of an altercation with two males, as they stood waiting at a bus stop.
"Both males fled from the scene on foot."
The Garda spokesperson said enquires into the incident are ongoing and that no arrests have been made as of yet.
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to contact Santry Garda Station on 01 6664000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
A friend of Kate and Robyn, meanwhile, set up a GoFundMe page to support the couple's recovery.
At the time in which donations closed, €13,071 was raised.
"The funds collected will be used to cover any medical bills that may occur, therapy sessions and to help with upcoming rent and expenses due to being unable to work for the foreseeable future," the fundraiser's description reads.
"As we are still unsure of the exact amount needed to cover the costs for Robyn and Kate, any excess donations will be given to LGBTQ+ charities based in Ireland."