Man arrested in advance of anti-immigrant protest

Understood that man has been taken into custody and questioned following series of remarks on social media

A man has been arrested by gardaí following a series of inflammatory comments on social media.

A Garda spokesman said: “A man in his 30s has been arrested and detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939 at a South Dublin Garda station. An Garda Síochána will be making no further comment.”

He can be held for up to 48 hours without charge.

His arrest comes in advance of a proposed anti-asylum protest on Wednesday night in Finglas.


More to follow.

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times