Calm Restored After Night Of V...


Calm Restored After Night Of Violence In Dublin City

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

06:54 24 Nov 2023

Share this article

Calm has been restored after a night of rioting in the city centre.

34 people have been arrested, with 32 due in court this morning.

Thirteen shops were damaged and eleven Garda vehicles were either destroyed or extensively damaged.

Three buses and a luas were also damaged.

Gardaí have branded the violence as 'gratuitous thuggery' and say at the height of the violence 400 members of the force were drafted in.

The violent scenes followed a stabbing incident outside a school on Parnell Square yesterday afternoon.

A 5-year-old girl remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Two other young children and a woman in her 30s were also treated for injuries after the attack.

The suspect, a man in his late 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital.


Dublin Bus services are operating this morning.

However they cannot serve Parnell Street, Parnell Square, and O’Connell Street, with diversions via Gardiner Street and Church Street.

The company is advising customers to expect delays and disruption and to check their website and social media channels for updates.

On the luas, red line services are operating between Tallaght / Saggart to Smithfield only. There is no service operating between Smithfield and Connolly / The Point.

Green Line services are operating between Brides Glen to St. Stephen’s Green only. There is no service operating between St. Stephen's Green and Broombridge.

Dervla Brophy from Transdev, the company that operates the Luas, says extensive damage has been caused to overhead power cables;

"What our crews have discovered this morning is extensive damage to the overhead power line and I do mean extensive damage, so we have that power turned off in the city centre."

She says a large section of the overhead power line will now have to be replaced.

Main image: Dublin fire brigade

Follow @98FM on Twitter for the latest Dublin news

Share this article

Read more about

Dublin City Centre Parenll Square Riot Stabbing Violence

You might like