Child (6) injured in Dublin stabbings released from hospital

Child (6) Injured In Dublin Stabbings Released From Hospital
Gardaí at the scene of the stabbing outside Gaelscoil Choláiste Muire on Parnell Square East. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty
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A second child injured in the stabbing incident outside a school in Dublin on Thursday has been released from hospital.

It comes as the Minister for Justice confirmed that 48 people have been arrested since the riots on the streets of the capital which followed the stabbings.


Gardaí said the injured girl, aged 6, has been discharged and returned to the care of her family.

However, another girl (5) seriously injured in the knife attack, remains in a critical condition in Temple Street Hospital.

A female crèche worker, in her 30s, is in a serious but stable condition in the Mater Hospital.

A five-year-old boy was also released from Crumlin children's hospital on Thursday evening.


Elsewhere, a man in his 40s remains in a serious but stable condition in a hospital in the Dublin region. He is being monitored by gardaí and is expected to be questioned when well enough.

The incident occurred shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday outside Gaelscoil Cholaiste Muire on Parnell Square East.

It led to a number of protests and riots, orchestrated by far-right agitators in Dublin city centre.

Three buses, three garda cars and a Luas tram were set alight as groups clashed with gardaí. A number of shops were also broken into.


So far 32 people have appeared in court in relation to Thursday night's incidents.

Gardaí outside the GPO on O'Connell Street. There is an increased garda presence in Dublin city centre. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

On Saturday, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said a total of 48 arrests had been made in the city since Thursday. She said a high visibility policing plan is in place throughout the weekend, including the deployment of four public order units.

"The dog unit and the mounted unit are also being deployed, and two water cannons are now available for use if required.

"I have provided additional overtime in the capital, and I am determined to maintain the momentum we are now building in Garda recruitment to increase the number of garda members on the ground."

She also said she has allocated an additional €4.4 million for the purchase of 95 extra garda cars and vans by the end of this year, including 17 high visibility public order garda vans which will be deployed across the country

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