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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# anti-lockdown protest

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# Phoenix Park
Protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin against vaccines and new Covid-19 legislation
It is the second protest in two days after a similar event against the Dáil vote on new legislation yesterday.
# anti-lockdown protests
Tánaiste urged tech giants to stop spread of Covid misinformation and help tackle illegal gatherings
Leo Varadkar sent letters to Facebook, Twitter, Google, and TikTok following violent protests in Dublin.
# dolores cahill
Gardaí launch investigation into St Patrick's Day party at castle owned by UCD professor
Security sources say upwards of 75 people may have attended the party at the Co Kildare castle.
# Protests
Arrests amid major Garda presence as anti-lockdown events take place in Dublin
16 arrests had been made as of 3pm this afternoon, gardaí said.
16 arrests had been made as of 3pm this afternoon, gardaí said.
Officers are appealing to people not to attend parties or gatherings tonight.
# St Patrick's Day
Garda operation plans in place to police protest events on St Patrick's Day
It comes after an anti-lockdown event in Dublin on 28 February at which violent incidents occurred.
# Civil Liberties
Call for lockdown protest guidelines after violence at Dublin demonstration
A group says the guidelines could address issues including the size of demonstrations and wearing face coverings.
# Social Media
Anti-lockdown protest highlights need to combat misinformation online, says minister
“The problem is that a lot of this information is put up very quickly, a lot of this information is hidden.”
# Grafton Street
Thirteen people charged after special court sitting to deal with anti-lockdown protest arrests
The gathering breached public health restrictions and turned violent at times.
Officers identified the risk of violence at the event after monitoring online chatter in recent weeks.
23 people were arrested in total with a "major investigation" now underway.
# Drew Harris
Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest
Harris yesterday told RTÉ News that both far-right and far-left factions were involved in yesterday’s clashes which left several Gardaí injured.