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“No arrests made” say Gardaí on O’Riordáin hate assault claim

Gardaí say that they made no arrests after attending the scene of an incident reported by Labour TD Aodhán O’Riordain, in which the Labour TD related that a person was left with brain injuries.

On Monday afternoon, the Labour TD shared a tweet reporting what appears to be an account of a serious assault which resulted in the hospitalisation of at least one person, which was alleged to have happened in the aftermath of the weekend’s “Pride” festivities in Dublin:

“This message was sent to me today from someone whose friends were attacked after Pride on Saturday.” He added “We cannot be complacent.”, concluding by stating, “Being LGBT+ means you are more likely to be assaulted.”

The message was sent by a third party saying that the five alleged victims, three of whom were said to have been hospitalized,  did not wish to be identified.

It contained allegations that one 19 year old “trans man” was hospitalized with a fractured skull, and was showing signs of brain abnormalities.

The Garda Press Office confirmed to Gript that they are investigating the reported incident, and that members of An Garda Síochána attended the scene where it is alleged to have taken place, but said that “no arrests were made”.

Earlier this month, the LGBT publication Gay Community News had to withdraw a story which alleged an anti-gay hate crime in Dublin City Centre, after it was unable to substantiate the claim.

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