Male Arrested At Public Gathering In Clonmel Yesterday

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Gardaí have arrested on male (aged in his 20’s) during the course of a public gathering at the entrance of a construction site at Heywood road in Clonmel yesterday.  Construction crews returned to the site with private security and a strong Garda presence including the public order unit to continue with plans to deliver 82 modular homes for Ukrainian refugees.

The arrested male is to appear before a special sitting at Youghal Courthouse today.

Separately, a Garda patrol vehicle was damaged at the site yesterday afternoon and had its tyres slashed.  An Garda Síochána says it respects the right for citizens to exercise their constitutional rights; this right does not extend to breaches of Criminal Law, the interference with the rights of other citizens to carry out their daily activities, or to attack members of An Garda Síochána.

The Construction crew yesterday removed a shelter on the site made of pallets and tarpaulin that had been used by protestors, created a roadway into the site and erected new fencing at the roadside entrance.  Protestors are urging members of the public to contact the Private Security Authority based in Tipperary town to report security on site for failing to display their badges as required by law.