11 arrested at planned protest at the Four Courts
The planned protest coincided with two individuals pursuing a challenge at the Court of Appeal.
11 people have been arrested at a planned protest in Dublin on Wednesday (20 January).
From approximately 9.45am this morning, a number of persons gathered on Inns Quay in the vicinity of the Four Courts.
Following persistent lack of compliance with public health regulations and directions from An Garda Síochána, Gardaí deployed Public Order Personnel to support uniform Gardaí who proceeded to make lawful demands for names and addresses from a number of protestors.
11 persons (six males and five females) who refused to provide names and addresses following lawful demand were arrested in accordance with section 31(a) of The Health Act 1947.
Arrests occurred at various locations along the Quays.
An Garda Síochána said that it has been consistent in its graduated policing response (engage, explain, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce) to support Public Health Regulations and guidelines in line with its tradition of policing by consent.
Garda members engaged with the gathered protestors over a period of time.
The arrested persons were transported to Bridewell, Pearse Street, Kevin Street and Store Street Garda Stations.
One male who further refused to provide name and address has been charged and appeared before District Court 4, Criminal Courts of Justice.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court tomorrow Thursday (21 January).