Apprentice electrician (19) appears in court in relation to alleged rioting on O’Connell Street

Evan Moore, of Grangemore Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13, faces three charges including arson of a Luas tram and criminal damage

A 19-year-old apprentice electrician has appeared in court charged with multiple offences in Dublin city centre last November, including alleged rioting and arson of a Luas tram.

Evan Moore, of Grangemore Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13, faces three charges: criminal damage and arson of a Luas tram, as well as rioting under the Public Order Act. All the offences are alleged to have occurred on O’Connell Street on November 23rd last.

Det Garda Aisling Graltin gave evidence at a sitting of Dublin District Court on Wednesday of Mr Moore’s arrest, charge and caution. He was arrested on Tuesday at 7.10am and later charged at Store Street Garda station. Det Garda Graltin told the court that Mr Moore made no reply when the three charges were put to him.

She said gardaí had no objection to bail with conditions. Judge Monica Leech granted Mr Moore bail on his own bond of €200. She ordered the accused to sign on once a week at Raheny Garda Station, to provide gardaí with a phone number and be contactable 24 hours a day, and to be of good behaviour.


Mr Moore did not address the court during the brief hearing. His solicitor, Paddy McGarry, applied for legal aid. He said the accused earned about €400 a week.

Judge Leech adjourned the case for 12 weeks until July 30th.

Scores of people have already been brought before the courts to face allegations of arson, criminal damage, public order offences and other charges following the riots in and around O’Connell Street last November. The rioting was previously described in court as “unprecedented” and the “largest scenes of public disorder” in “the history of the State”.

Fiachra Gallagher

Fiachra Gallagher

Fiachra Gallagher is an Irish Times journalist