Gardai have launched an investigation into the activities and role played by far-right online activists in last week’s riots and violence, reports RTE.
The National Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
Detectives have identified a number of entries seeking information about gardaí home addresses.
A team of detectives is examining online comments and statements to see if they breach prohibitions contained in hate speech laws.
It is an offence to make and disseminate threatening, offensive or offensive text or recordings with the intention or likelihood of spreading hatred.
The offence carries a maximum indictment of two years and imprisonment and/or a fine of up to €12,000.
At least five prominent and well-known far-right online activists and conspiracy theorists are under investigation, with detectives examining their online posts and videos, finding a gradual increase in threats and calls for violence since Thursday afternoon, reports RTE.
They are investigating a timeline of online events and an increase in online bullying, threats and hate speech since 1.30pm last Thursday, when three children and their carers were attacked and stabbed outside a school in Parnell Square, reports RTE.
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