Calm has been restored to Dublin city centre after rioting on the streets last night.

Gardai­ have branded the violence as 'gratuitous thuggery' after public transport was attacked , Garda vehicles damaged and some businesses looted.

The violent scenes followed a stabbing incident outside a school on Parnell Square yesterday afternoon.

A five year old girl and a woman in her 30s were seriously injured in the attack.

Two other children were were also hurt.

The suspect a man in his late 40s was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital.


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