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Gardaí defend policing of Dublin City Centre with use of riot-shields and crowd dispersing

Gardaí have defended their policing strategy in recent days as public order offences were committed and anti-social behaviour became apparent in the south of the city centre in recent days.

Last night, nineteen people were arrested and crowd dispersing techniques were used by Garda members.


The public order offences began when crowds were dispersed across the south of the city centre between seven and nine o’clock last night.

Assistant Commissioner for Dublin, Anne-Marie Cagney, said the incidents were caused by a cohort of youths who wanted to cause trouble.

Cagney went on to say members of the police force took a defensive response to what was happening in the capital.


One individual was assaulted and required hospital treatment.

Two Gardaí were injured throughout the night, and a patrol car was also damaged.

Gardaí said nineteen people were arrested, six adults received a caution, and one was released pending a summons for public order offences.

Ten others were charged with public order offences and are due to appear in court at a later date.


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