Irish far right groups trying to disrupt key State institutions, says Garda Commissioner
Drew Harris says there was no ‘heavy handedness’ in the Garda response to Grafton Street protest
There was no “heavy handedness” in the Garda’s response to far right, anti-lockdown protestors in central Dublin on Thursday and gardaí would not allow protestors to “stampede” down the city’s main streets, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said.
He added the far right in Ireland had switched from open source communication with each other – such as social media – to more covert means when organising protests. Intelligence gathered by gardaí showed they planned to try to disrupt key State institutions and infrastructure.