Dublin Riots

Leo Varadkar: cost of clean up set to run to ‘tens of millions of euro’

The iconic city centre department store Arnotts was broken into by looters last night after violence erupted in Dublin

Damage done to public infrastructure in Dublin could cost in the tens of millions of euros, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, as he urged shoppers to go into the city centre.

Politicians have strongly criticised the violent scenes in Dublin that saw Garda cars, buses and trams set alight and shops looted and damaged.

The clean-up is continuing on Dublin’s thoroughfare O’Connell Street, with burned-out Luas tram carriages lifted off the track by cranes and ...