February 20, 2024

Recent riots in Dublin: Police say water cannon ready after chaos as girl fights for her life

Emergency services at the scene of a ‘stabbing near school’ in central Dublin

The use of water cannon is “an available tactic” for Irish police in the event of further disturbances in Dublin later on Saturday.

There were chaotic scenes on Thursday evening – involving far-right elements – with Garda cars, buses and trams set on fire and shops looted and damaged following a knife attack on three children and their care assistant outside a north inner city school.

It came as Irish police released an update on the circumstances of the victims of the knife attack at a Dublin school, which left a five-year-old girl fighting for her life.

Garda told The independent Saturday afternoon that the girl who was stabbed among a number of people outside Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire primary school in the Irish capital on Thursday is in a critical condition in CHI Temple Street.

The six-year-old girl, who received medical treatment for minor injuries, has now been released from hospital, after a five-year-old boy was previously discharged.

The adult woman, a daycare worker in her 30s, is in a serious but stable condition at the Mater Hospital.

Meanwhile, the adult man, aged in his late 40s, remains in a serious but stable condition in a hospital in the Dublin area. Garda said he remains a “person of interest” in the investigation as police continue to investigate the knife attack.

It comes as 32 people have been charged over the riots that subsequently broke out in the Irish capital.

Leo Varadkar, the Prime Minister of Ireland, condemned the more than 500 rioters for bringing “shame” to Dublin, Ireland, their families and themselves.

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The police provide an update on the victims of the stabbing

The five-year-old girl who was stabbed outside the Dublin school remains in a critical condition at CHI Temple Street, Garda confirmed this afternoon.

The six-year-old girl, who received medical treatment for minor injuries at CHI Crumlin, has now been released from hospital and back in the care of her family, Irish police said.

The adult woman, a daycare worker in her 30s, is in a serious but stable condition at the Mater Hospital, police added.

Meanwhile, the adult man, aged in his late 40s, is in a serious but stable condition in a Dublin area hospital, Garda said. Police said he remains a “person of interest” in the investigation as police continue to investigate the knife attack.

A five-year-old boy was previously released from hospital.

Tara CobhamNovember 25, 2023 2:03 PM

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Elon Musk weighs in on the Dublin riots, claiming the country’s Prime Minister ‘hates the Irish people’

The interaction took place on Musk’s social media platform. He responded to a meme account that shared a clip of a news story about the legislative initiative, complaining that the “Irish government wants all your freedoms.”

“Irish children were stabbed by a foreign man in Dublin yesterday, but the government is twisting the story and using the response as an opportunity to pass new hate speech laws,” the account owner wrote. “The Irish government wants all your freedoms.”

Mr Musk, the richest man in the world and the owner of one of the most influential social media platforms, responded to the story by saying: “Ironically, the Irish Prime Minister hates the Irish people.”

Anuj BroekNovember 26, 2023 7:00 am

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Girl, 6, released from hospital as another girl remains critical

Another child injured in the Dublin stabbing was released by medical staff after being admitted to hospital with head injuries.

A five-year-old girl, one of three children injured in a knife attack in Dublin, was left fighting for her life on Friday as the spotlight fell on far-right groups in Ireland after a night of rioting in the Irish capital.

Police chiefs said they expected many more arrests to follow after 34 were detained following a night of disturbances when around 500 far-right sympathizers and apparently angry youths went on the rampage on Thursday, causing damage that could cost tens of millions of euros to repair. according to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Barney DavisNovember 26, 2023 6:30 am

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Irish police are searching through 6,000 hours of CCTV footage in their investigation into the Dublin riots

A small number of arrests were made on Friday evening as Gardai carried out a major security operation around the O’Connell Street arterial road to prevent a repeat of the violent scenes from the night before.

Barney DavisNovember 26, 2023 5:30 am

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Further violence on the streets of Dublin will not be tolerated, Ireland’s justice minister has warned.

There was a large gardai presence in the Irish capital over the weekend following the riots on Thursday evening.

The chaotic scenes – involving far-right elements – saw Garda cars, buses and trams set on fire, and shops looted and damaged following a knife attack on three children and their care assistant outside a north inner city school.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee said 48 arrests had been made in the city since Thursday and a high-visibility policing plan was in place throughout the weekend, including the deployment of four public order units.

The Minister added: “I would like to make it clear once again that the violence we saw on Thursday will not be tolerated and as Minister for Justice, An Garda Siochana, including Commissioner Harris, have my full support to maintain order.

“Those responsible will be brought to justice.”

Barney DavisNovember 26, 2023 04:30

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How the riots in Dublin started: from flares and fireworks at a crime scene to a mob of hundreds of people

Three young children and an adult woman and man were all injured in the stabbings outside Ireland’s Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire primary school on Parnell Square East at around 1.30pm, an incident that immediately made headlines.

Garda (Irish police) said on Saturday they were continuing to investigate the knife attack, which left a five-year-old girl in a critical condition and still fighting for her life in hospital on Saturday.

Barney DavisNovember 26, 2023 03:30

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Water cannon available tactic to prevent further riots

The use of water cannon is “an available tactic” for Irish police in the event of further disturbances in Dublin later.

There were chaotic scenes on Thursday evening – involving far-right elements – with Garda cars, buses and trams set on fire and shops looted and damaged following a knife attack on three children and their care assistant outside a north inner city school.

Around 34 people were arrested during the scenes on the Irish capital’s main O’Connell Street thoroughfare, with Garda officers sifting through 6,000 hours of CCTV footage from overnight.

Barney DavisNovember 26, 2023 02:30

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Caio Benicio, 43, was hailed as a hero for stopping an attack on three children in Dublin after jumping off his bike and hitting the attacker on the head with his helmet.

The father of two children said Daily email that he “acted on instinct” after driving past Parnell Square and seeing what he thought was a “normal fight”.

Barney DavisNovember 26, 2023 01:30

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Musk says the Irish Prime Minister hates the Irish people

The interaction took place on Musk’s social media platform.

Barney DavisNovember 25, 2023 9:19 PM

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A total of 48 arrests have been made in Dublin as ‘high visibility’ patrols tasked with quelling further violence

A total of 48 people have been arrested in Dublin over the past two days.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee said she had been briefed by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris on Saturday afternoon about the policing plans for the city center to ensure there is no recurrence of the riots.

“A total of 48 arrests have been made in the city since Thursday and a high-visibility policing plan has been in place throughout the weekend, including the deployment of four public order units,” she said.

Barney DavisNovember 25, 2023 8:36 PM

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