Man arrested in connection with a public order incident at a site in Clonmel

Michael Bolton

A man was arrested at the entrance to a construction site in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Gardaí confirmed the arrest took place after construction workers entered an area where modular homes for refugees were being built on Tuesday morning.

A 20-year-old man was arrested for violating public order.

A Garda patrol vehicle was also damaged at the scene on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigations into this matter are ongoing.

A statement from the Garda Press Office said that while the force “respects the right of citizens to exercise their constitutional rights”, “this right does not extend to breaches of criminal law, interfering with the rights of other citizens to carry out everyday activities or attacking members of An Garda Síochána”.

“Any Garda action in relation to developing events involves a graduated police response, taking into account relevant legislation and public safety, with enforcement as a last resort,” the statement added.