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Senior gardaí promise large-scale arrests of Dublin riot ringleaders and participants

Senior gardaí have promised large-scale arrests in the coming weeks of ringleaders and participants responsible for last week’s violence in Dublin city centre.

Commissioner Drew Harris and his senior officers are under pressure from the Government to make rapid progress in the investigation into the widespread rioting which followed the stabbing of three schoolchildren on Parnell Square on Thursday afternoon.

The 49-year-old suspect remains under armed guard in hospital. A five-year-old girl and a woman remain in a serious condition in hospital following the incident. The two other children that were injured have been released from hospital.

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