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Fourteen People Arrested In Dublin As Gardaí 'Disperse' South William Street Crowds

Fourteen People Arrested In Dublin As Gardaí 'Disperse' South William Street Crowds
By Donny Mahoney Updated

On summer nights, during normal times, the area around Powerscourt steps, Grogans and Pygmalion is one of the enjoyable places to gather and socialise in the Dublin city centre. Last night, it was the site of confrontantion between guards and young people.

Gardaí have confirmed that fourteen people were arrested last night as young people clashed with police around South William St, St Stephens Green and Temple Bar.

For the second weekend in a row, there were large gatherings of young people around the city centre. Videos has emerged of charges around the steps of Powerscourt in an effort to clear crowds.

According to a gardaí statement, nine adults and five juveniles were arrested last night. A Guard is also currently in hospital after being injured in the skirmishes. A Garda spokesperson also said glass bottles and other missiles were thrown at police.

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The statement also says that the vast majority of people in the city centre last night were behaving responsibly.

It's been a highly contentious summer in the capital as young people have been denied access to popular public gathering sites like the Stephen's Green Bandstand and Portabello.

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