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FEAR CITY Third consecutive night of violence and disorder in Dublin and Cork sees 22 arrests

This brings the number of people arrested in Dublin for public order offences over the Bank Holiday weekend to 47

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Members of the Garda public order unit clear South William street of revellers. (Pic: Arthur Carron)

Members of the Garda public order unit clear South William street of revellers. (Pic: Arthur Carron)

An Garda Síochana arrive in Temple Bar (Photo: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie)

An Garda Síochana arrive in Temple Bar (Photo: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie)

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Members of the Garda public order unit clear South William street of revellers. (Pic: Arthur Carron)

A further 14 people were arrested in Dublin last night in the third night of antisocial behaviour in the city centre.

This brings the number of people arrested in Dublin for public order offences over the Bank Holiday weekend to 47.

As part of an “extensive high visibility policing operation,” Gardaí supported by Public Order Units policed crowds in St Stephen’s Green, South William Street, and Temple Bar on Sunday night.

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An Garda Síochana arrive in Temple Bar (Photo: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie)

An Garda Síochana arrive in Temple Bar (Photo: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie)

An Garda Síochana arrive in Temple Bar (Photo: Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie)

“Gardaí encountered significant numbers of groups of youths (teenage and younger adults) who were loitering around the city centre, not involved in outdoor dining/socialising,” a garda spokesperson said.

Gardaí added that these crowds gave way to “public safety concerns and sporadic public order incidents.”

Of the 14 people arrested, seven people were charged with Court proceedings to follow, three juveniles were released and referred to a Juvenile Diversion Programme, while four people received an Adult Caution warning.

No injuries to any gardaí were reported.

Meanwhile, a further eight people in Cork city were arrested last night in relation to public order offences.

“At 11pm,following a public order incident, a decision was taken to disperse persons from Kennedy Quay. In total, eight people were arrested for public order offences across Cork city, three directly related to incidents in Cork City centre,” a garda spokesperson said.

“Where crowds gather An Garda Síochána's responsibility is preserving public order and preventing and investigating any criminal offence which may occur,” they added.

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