Emergency services at the scene of ‘stabbing near school’ in central Dublin
The Garda has been defended by an Irish government minister as the country’s Justice Minister warned that more “thuggishment” on the streets of Dublin “will not be tolerated.”
Public Expenditure Minister Pascal Donohoe said Irish police faced an unprecedented situation when violent riots broke out across the capital following a knife attack on three children and their care assistant outside Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire Primary School Thursday.
Speaking to the BBC, he acknowledged that law and order was not maintained “in the center of our city as we would like and as the country would expect”, but praised the force’s “exceptional work” in “difficult and demanding circumstances”.
Meanwhile, Justice Minister Helen McEntee said that “those responsible will be brought to justice.”
It comes as the five-year-old girl who was stabbed remains in a critical condition at CHI Temple Street, while the childcare assistant, a woman in her 30s, is in a serious but stable condition at Mater Hospital.
A man, aged in his 40s, is in a serious but stable condition in a hospital in the Dublin region. Gardai said he remains a “person of interest” in the investigation into him as the force continues to investigate the knife attack.
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Tara CobhamNovember 26, 2023 1:25 p.m.
Donohoe gives ‘full support’ to Irish Justice Minister and Garda Commissioner
Full confidence has been expressed in the Irish Justice Minister and the Irish police chief after they faced calls for them to resign following the worst riots seen in the state in decades.
Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe also warned against division after Garda cars, a bus and a tram were set on fire, shops damaged and looted and officers attacked during violent scenes, involving far-right elements, in Dublin last week.
It came shortly after three children and a woman were injured in a knife attack outside a school in the city’s north centre.
Tara CobhamNovember 26, 2023 1:17 PM
See: Irish Parliament protected by a ring of steel after the riots in Dublin
The Irish Parliament protected by a ring of steel after the riots in Dublin
Tara CobhamNovember 26, 2023 12:58
Irish police defended by government minister after riots
The Garda has been defended by an Irish government minister following the violent riots that devastated Dublin on Thursday night.
Pascal Donohoe said Irish police faced an unprecedented situation when chaotic scenes erupted across the capital following a knife attack on three children and their care assistant outside Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire primary school on Thursday lunchtime.
Speaking on BBC News NI’s Sunday Politics programme, he acknowledged that law and order was not maintained “in the center of our city as we would like and as the country would expect”, but praised the “exceptional work” of the force in “difficult and demanding circumstances.”
Tara CobhamNovember 26, 2023 11:50
Some 48 arrests made in Dublin since Thursday
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 Garda canine unit and mounted unit are also being deployed, and two water cannons are described as being available for use if required.
The water cannons are on loan from the Police Service of Northern Ireland following a mutual aid request from Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.
They will be operated solely by members of An Garda Siochana if they are deployed.
Tara CobhamNovember 26, 2023 10:32
‘Matanism’ on the streets of Dublin will not be tolerated: Irish Justice Minister
“No more thuggery will be tolerated” on the streets of Dublin, Ireland’s Justice Minister has warned.
There has been a heavy Gardai presence in the Irish capital throughout the weekend following the riots on Thursday night.
In the chaotic scenes, involving far-right elements, Garda cars, buses and trams were set on fire, and shops were looted and damaged after a knife attack on three children and their care assistant outside a school in the north center of the city.
Tara CobhamNovember 26, 2023 09:45
Over £280,000 raised for Deliveroo hero who stopped knife attack on boy in Dublin
Caio Benicio, 43, was hailed as a hero for ending an assault on three boys in Dublin after jumping off his bike to hit the attacker on the head with his helmet.
The father of two children told daily mail that he “acted on instinct” after passing Parnell Square and seeing what he thought was a “normal fight”.
Benicio said the man fell to the ground and others came forward to help keep him there.
The hero driver who arrived in Ireland from Rio de Janeiro a year ago said: “I didn’t have time to be afraid. I also have two children and I didn’t have time to be afraid, I simply acted.”
Organizer Paul Darcy set up the GoFundMe page saying: “The man is a hero and the least we can do is buy him a pint, so I’m asking you to donate the price of a pint of Guinness at your local so he can know about the people of Dublin appreciates it.”
ANUJ PANTSNovember 26, 2023 09:00
How the Dublin riots started: from flares and fireworks at the crime scene to a mob of hundreds of people
Three young children and an adult woman and man were injured in the stabbings outside Irish Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire Primary School in Parnell Square East at around 1.30pm, an incident that immediately made headlines.
The Garda (Irish police) said on Saturday that they are 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.
A second girl, aged 6, continues to receive medical treatment for less serious injuries at CHI Crumlin. A 5-year-old boy was discharged from CHI Crumlin yesterday afternoon.
The child care assistant, a woman in her 30s who authorities say used her body to protect the children, remains in serious condition at Mater Hospital. A man in his 50s also remains in a serious condition in a hospital in the Dublin region.
ANUJ PANTSNovember 26, 2023 08:00
Elon Musk intervenes in the Dublin riots, stating that the country’s prime minister “hates the Irish people”
The interaction took place on Musk’s social media platform. He was responding to a meme account that shared a snippet of a news story about the legislative initiative and complained that “the Irish government wants all its freedoms.”
“Irish children were stabbed by a foreigner in Dublin yesterday, but the government is twisting the story and using the reaction as an opportunity to pass new laws against hate speech,” the account owner wrote. “The Irish government wants all its freedoms.”
Musk, the richest man on the planet and owner of one of the most influential social media platforms, responded to the account by saying: “Ironically, the Irish Prime Minister hates the Irish people.”
ANUJ PANTSNovember 26, 2023 07:00
6-year-old girl discharged from hospital because another girl remains in critical condition
Another girl, who was injured in the Dublin stabbing, was discharged by medical staff after being admitted to hospital with head injuries.
A five-year-old girl who was among three children injured in a knife attack in Dublin was fighting for her life on Friday as attention focused on far-right groups in Ireland following a night of unrest in the Irish capital.
Police chiefs said they expected many more arrests to come after 34 were detained following a night of unrest in which about 500 far-right supporters and apparently angry youths rampaged on Thursday, causing damage that could cost dozens of dollars to repair. millions of euros. according to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Barney DavisNovember 26, 2023 06:30