Advertisment

Conor McGregor Under Investigation Amid Dublin Riots

author-image
BNN Correspondents
New Update
Conor McGregor Under Investigation Amid Dublin Riots

Irish UFC star, Conor McGregor, is reportedly under investigation by Ireland's police, the Gardai, for allegedly inciting hate amid the recent Dublin riots. The chaos, triggered by a knife attack that injured three children and one woman, escalated into far-right demonstrations, fueled by baseless rumors that the attacker was a foreign national. The unrest has been categorized by police as being driven by far-right ideology.

Advertisment

McGregor's Social Media and the Investigation

McGregor, known for his outspoken nature, took to social media to express his criticism of the Irish government's response to the rioting and called for change and a plan of action to ensure Ireland's safety. While McGregor has made clear that he does not condone the violence, his social media posts are being scrutinized as part of a broader criminal investigation. The Gardai officers are presently sifting through 6,000 hours of CCTV footage from the night of the riots, aiming to bring those involved to justice.

The Aftermath of the Riots

Advertisment

The aftermath of the riots has led to a situation where the repair of public infrastructure could potentially cost tens of millions of euros. In response to the unrest, a significant police presence has been maintained in Dublin, and legislation to allow Garda officers to use body-cams is being expedited. The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, announced the allocation of an additional 4.4 million euros for the purchase of 95 extra Garda cars and vans by the end of the year.

Political Response and Future Implications

Leo Varadkar, the Irish premier, expressed that the knife attack and subsequent violence have brought shame to Ireland. McGregor's comments were also condemned by Ireland’s deputy PM Micheál Martin. These events have sparked a significant political discourse around Ireland's immigration policies. McGregor, who has previously called for a new task force to assess and monitor all entrants coming into the country, finds himself at the center of this discussion. As the investigation continues, the implications of McGregor's comments and the broader issue of online hate speech loom large for Ireland's future.

Advertisment
Advertisment