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Thursday 17 October 2019

Two hospitalised after 'disturbance' involving youths in south Dublin estate

Garda units are at the scene

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Robin Schiller

Robin Schiller

Two men in their 20s have been hospitalised after a public order incident in Dublin this afternoon.

Garda units were called to the scene of the disturbance at around 1pm today at Clifden Drive, Cherry Orchard.

A number of youths were involved in the incident with two hospitalised.

Their injuries are not life-threatening.

"Shortly after 1pm Garda units were called to the scene of a public order incident at Clifden Drive, Cherry Orchard following reports of a disturbance involving a number of youths," a garda spokesman said.

"Two men both in their mid-20s have been removed from the scene for medical attention. Their injuries are not life threatening. A number of local Garda units and ASU are at the scene."

Local Sinn Fein Councillor Daithi Doolan condemned the incident and said that the incident could have been worse.

He said: "I am deeply concerned about the violence today in the Clifden Drive area of Cherry Orchard. This is a great community which I am very proud to represent. 

"Today's violence in no way reflects the good work being done by so many residents and community groups. I am very worried that this was some prearranged event. We are lucky we are not dealing with many more injuries or even worse.

"I would appeal to the public to come forward with any information as to the causes of today's attacks. This violence will only end if political representatives, Gardaí and residents work together to tackle it head on." 

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