| 5.7°C Dublin

Court appearance Man, 30s, charged in connection with firework incident at anti-lockdown protest in Dublin

The Dun Laoghaire resident is being held at Irishtown Garda Station after his arrest on Tuesday.

Close

Firework being fired at gardai

Firework being fired at gardai

Firework being fired at gardai

A man in his 30s who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of throwing a firework at gardai during an anti-lockdown protest last Saturday has been charged.

Gardai confirmed the south Dublin man is expected to appear before a sitting of Dublin District Court - Criminal Courts of Justice No 3 this morning charged in connection with the case.

The Dun Laoghaire resident is being held at Irishtown Garda Station after his arrest on Tuesday.

Gardai said in a statement that he was in custody and is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

The suspect was last seen by gardai on Saturday in the city centre “running at speed” shortly after the firework incident which in which gardai were lucky not to be seriously injured.

A manhunt had been in place for the south Dublin man since Saturday and two properties were raided in the Dun Laoghaire area on Monday morning when members of the Armed Support Unit backed up investigating gardai to carry out early morning searches of the homes.

However the suspect, who is previously known to gardai, was not present in either property.

A massive investigation is ongoing into the riot which happened at an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin city centre on Saturday which led to three gardai being injured, 23 people being arrested and 13 people being charged with public order offences including a 68-year-old Shankill based dentist.

Gardai say the investigation is ongoing.

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

Online Editors


Top Videos





Privacy