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07th Mar 2022

Man arrested as communion supply lorry crashes into Russian Embassy

Hugh Carr

Communion supply lorry crash russian embassy Dublin

You don’t see that every day.

A man has been arrested after a lorry containing communion supplies drove into the gates of the Russian Embassy in Dublin on Monday (7 March).

Video captured at the scene shows the truck reversing towards the gates, breaking them in the process.

In a statement to JOE, Gardaí have said that they are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred at a property on Orwell Road on Monday at approximately 1.30pm.

One male was arrested and taken to Rathfarnham Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigations are ongoing.

The protest follows the news that Ireland has been named on an official Russian government list of countries it deems “unfriendly” to Russia.

The countries and regions are highlighted for either imposing or endorsing sanctions levelled against Russia following its military invasion of Ukraine in February.

This, however, isn’t the first holy intervention outside the Russian Embassy in recent days.

Last Friday (4 March), Father Fergal McDonagh rang into LiveLine to talk to presenter Joe Duffy as he threw red paint at the gates of the embassy.

“I’m actually outside the gates of the Russian Embassy in Orwell Road in Dublin,” Father McDonagh said.

“I’m about to throw paint at it.

“I won’t be the first and I won’t be the last.”

A clearly surprised Duffy responded: “You’re about to what?”

MacDonagh replied he was about to throw “nice red paint” at the gates of the embassy.

He said he had a big coat on and that a tin of paint was in his pocket.

“I’ll get more and more nervous, right, so I’m going to do it now. I’m trying to not spill it,” the priest told Duffy.

The impact the collision will have on demand for communion wafers across Ireland is not yet known.

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