Teen arrested for throwing firework at Glasnevin Cemetery 'Remembrance Wall' unveiling
Published 03/04/2016 | 11:45
A juvenile was arrested as the 'Remembrance Wall' unveiling at Glasnevin Cemetery took place this morning.
Hundreds gathered at the cemetery in Dublin to witness the unveiling of the wall by local schoolchildren.
The wall is a tribute to those who died in the Easter Rising 100 years ago.
However, a small group of people holding Republican flags held a protest near the cemetery and minor scuffles ensued. It was reported a Union Jack flag was set alight.
A youth (15) was arrested outside Glasnevin Cemetery for a public order offence during the ceremony, gardai confirmed to Independent.ie.
It is understood the young man threw a firework during the scuffles.
There is a strong security presence at the cemetery for the unveiling and the surrounding roads were closed by gardai.
Several Garda Public Order units are in place.
The memorial wall has sparked criticism as it bears the names of all those who died - listing Irish, British, military and civilian alongside one another.
The names will be presented in a chronological order without distinction between the different categories.
The Glasnevin Trust has said it hopes the wall will, by presenting the facts without comment or judgement, help a better understanding of history of the period emerge.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was present and laid a wreath during the event. Other notable figures included Archbishop Martin, Bertie Ahern, Heather Humphreys TD and Joe Duffy.
Gardai had diversions in place at Hart's Corner and Old Finglas road in the lead up to the commemoration, but the roads have since reopened.