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Two protesters injured after allegedly being struck by Irish Water vehicles

The two incidents both happened in the Glencairn area of Leopardstown.

Updated 8.24pm

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING incidents in Leopardstown, Dublin, in which protesters were injured after allegedly being struck by Irish Water vehicles.

One incident occurred at 2pm at Glencairn Dale where a woman was allegedly struck by a van. An ambulance was called but it is understood the woman refused to go to hospital and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

A garda spokesperson said they are investigating the incident. Irish Water also confirmed it is aware of the incident and will assist gardaí in their investigation.

In a second incident, a man was injured after allegedly being hit by a truck that is being used by employees carrying out water work. Gardaí and paramedics attended the scene.

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Separately, five people were arrested at another water charges protest in the Bishops Green area of Waterford today. The three women and two men were arrested under the Water Services Act for obstructing the work of water service employees.

They were later released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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