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Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow

He was later released without charge.

Enda Kenny canvassing in Carlow yesterday with Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Enda Kenny canvassing in Carlow yesterday with Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Image: Twitter

A MAN WAS arrested in Carlow town yesterday afternoon during a protest at Fairgreen shopping centre.

Gardaí confirmed the incident occurred as Taoiseach Enda Kenny was out canvassing for the Kilkenny-Carlow by-election which is being held on 22 May.

The man was detained at about 4.30pm and brought to Carlow garda station. He was later released without charge.

It is understood the man was arrested after he attempted to approach the Fine Gael leader to ask him a question. He then began shouting at gardaí.

Videos online show Kenny being followed through the shopping centre by protesters who are asking questions about Irish Water, bondholders and the Siteserv controversy.

They also begin chants of “Shame, shame, shame on you”.

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