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Investigation underway after alleged sexual assault at Cathal Brugha army barracks

The incident is alleged to have occurred at 2am this morning.

Entrance to Cathal Brugha Barracks
Entrance to Cathal Brugha Barracks
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GARDAÍ IN RATHMINES have begun a criminal investigation after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at Cathal Brugha army barracks in Dublin last night.

The incident is alleged to have occurred at 2am last night at the barracks in Rathmines, just south of the city centre.

Gardaí were called to the scene where the sexual assault allegations were made, where it is understood that a forensic examination would take place.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces confirmed that it was made aware of the allegation in the early hours of the morning and said that the military police are cooperating fully with An Garda Síochana during its investigation.

The spokesperson added that it would be inappropriate to comment further on the matter at this time.

Cathal Brugha Barracks is the headquarters of the army’s 2 Brigade,  and houses the 7th Infantry Battalion and other units. Around 900 soldiers are attached to the barracks.

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