Ten individuals have been arrested for arson attacks in recent months, as per the latest figures released by the Garda Press Office, reports RTE.
Three of the arrested individuals were allegedly involved in an incident that took place at the abandoned Shipwright pub in Irishtown, Dublin, on New Year’s Eve.
According to Gardaí, five people have been arrested and detained in connection with the investigation into criminal damage and public order disturbances on Sandwith Street on May 12, 2023. A file is currently with the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Two individuals have been arrested and charged before the District Court in Kerry by Gardaí for alleged criminal damage to a residential building in Killarney on January 1, reports RTE.
Furthermore, Gardaí have conducted four searches as part of their investigation into criminal damage to Ross Lake Hotel in Galway.
The Garda Press Office stated that arson, which involves causing damage by fire, is a severe offense and can lead to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Following a spate of recent fires, the Minister said it is “hugely important that we see the full force of the law applied to people who are undertaking these attacks”, reports RTE.
“It is criminal, it is dangerous. It is nothing short of a miracle that no one has been injured – or worse – in these attacks so far,” he said, reports RTE.
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