Gardaí arrest a man in connection with Strokestown incident

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Strokestown family subjected to forced eviction critical of An Taoiseach and 'condemn all forms of violence'

Strokestown family subjected to forced eviction critical of An Taoiseach and 'condemn all forms of violence'

As part of ongoing investigations into an incident at Falsk, Strokestown on Sunday, December 16, which saw eight security guards injured, a number of vehicles burned out and a dog killed, Gardaí have this morning arrested a 54-year-old man.

The incident in December followed the eviction of a family from a farmhouse in Falsk a week earlier, which sparked outrage across the country.

The man was arrested in Co Mayo and is currently detained at Castlerea Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended.

Investigations are continuing.

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