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Public order Dentist and plumber among Dublin anti-lockdown protesters charged

Twelve men and one woman appeared in court facing charges of breaching sections of the Criminal Justice Public Order Act 1994.

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Gardaí face protesters in Dublin city centre on Saturday. Photo: PA

Gardaí face protesters in Dublin city centre on Saturday. Photo: PA

Gardaí face protesters in Dublin city centre on Saturday. Photo: PA

A dentist, a peanut factory worker, a plumber and a wheel technician are among 13 people charged following the anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on Saturday.

Seven people were charged with offences and released on station bail and three juveniles were released for consideration of inclusion in the Juvenile Diversion Programme.

Twelve men and one woman appeared in court facing charges of breaching sections of the Criminal Justice Public Order Act 1994.

Some of the sections of the Act included Section 6 – a breach of the peace; Section 8 – failure to comply with an order of a garda to leave an area; and Section 19 – obstruction or assault of a garda.

All were remanded in custody with consent to bail, with bail set at €200, to appear before Cloverhill District Court on March 5.

The conditions of the bail were that they abide by all aspects of the Health Act in relation to Covid-19 restrictions, they do not take part in unlawful assemblies, and they be of good behaviour.

Those who were charged with offences under the Act included:

Craig Byrne (23), an apprentice, from Crumlin Road, Dublin 12, relating to Sections 6, 8, and 19 at O’Connell Street Lower; James Moore (19), Fairways Park, Finglas, Dublin, relating to Sections 6 and 8; plumber Jason Sheridan (27), who is out of work due to Covid, of Pearse House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, relating to Section 6 at Grafton Street; Kevin and Stephen Fitzgerald, twin brothers aged 26 of Newbury Grove, Clonshaugh, County Dublin, relating to Section 6.

Joseph Reynolds, Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2; relating to incident in Dawson Street; dentist Fergus Cahill (68) of Aubury Park, Shankill, Co Dublin, in relation to Sections 6, 8 and 19, and his son Coillte Cahill (25) of North Circular Road, Dublin 7; Darragh Tril, Mellows Park, Finglas, Dublin; John Darby (29) of Deerpark Lodge, Tallaght, in relation to incident at Aston Quay; peanut factory worker Sean Brown (21) of Mellows Park, Finglas, Dublin, in relation to Section 6; wheel technician John Lloyd (19) of Farnham Drive, Finglas, Dublin 9; Section 6 incident at Westmoreland Street; and Joanne Kavanagh (24) of Dolphin Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, Sections 6 and 9.

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