Dublin riots: 34 arrested, several shops and vehicles destroyed and one Garda seriously injured 2 months ago

Dublin riots: 34 arrested, several shops and vehicles destroyed and one Garda seriously injured

After a night of shocking riots in Dublin city centre, details on the extent of the damage caused continues to be released.

In a media briefing today (24 November), Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said that - following the "huge destruction from a riotous mob" - 34 people were arrested, primarily for Public Order and Theft offences.

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32 people have been charged and will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning (24 November) at 10.30 am.

Speaking further about the impact of the chaos, Harris stated:

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"We have 13 shops which have been significantly damaged or have been subject to looting.

"We have 11 Garda vehicles either destroyed through arson or very expensively damaged.

"And three public transport buses destroyed and a Luas train destroyed."

A number of An Garda Síochána members were also injured; one of which was seriously injured and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

Dublin riots: 34 arrested, several shops and vehicles destroyed and one Garda seriously injured

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A further Garda statement reads:

"An Garda Síochána have commenced a formal investigation into all of the circumstances of the Violent Disorder and Public Order events that occurred on Thursday, 23rd November 2023.

"An incident room has been established at Store Street Garda Station and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed.

"An Garda Síochána are in the process of collating and harvesting CCTV and social media images from the events yesterday.

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"An Garda Síochána appeals to any person with any information on the events last night or has any information on persons organising or involved in yesterday’s events to contact the Garda investigation team.

"The Garda investigation team can be contacted at Store Street Garda Station at 01 666 8000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."

Main images via Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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