“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.