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Helen McEntee seeks meeting with X over Dublin riots response

Justice minister said a selection of posts made to the platform ‘fuelled some of what happened’

Helen McEntee, the Minister for Justice: “I am absolutely of the view that we need to get to the root causes but let’s not create excuses for the people who came out and looted and rioted.” Picture: Sasko Lazarov / RollingNews.ie

Helen McEntee, the minister for justice, has said she is looking to meet with social media company X in relation to its response to riots in Dublin.

The minister has said that gardaí had “actively engaged” with the social media companies on the day of the riots in Dublin, which saw vehicles set alight and shops looted.

Tens of millions of damage to public infrastructure has been done in disorder involving 500 people, according to ...