CIEE SECURITY ALERT - DUBLIN
As of late Nov. 23, unrest, acts of arson, and clashes are ongoing in central Dublin. Protesters are denouncing an earlier stabbing incident that occurred in Parnell Square. Unruly demonstrators continue to set fires to vehicles in the area and have reportedly set fire to a Holiday Inn Express at the intersection of O'Connell Street and Cathal Brugha Street; a tram has also been set on fire. Authorities deployed heavily to the area and closed several roads to the public, including O'Connell Street. All bus services in the city have been suspended.
At this time, all CIEE participants have confirmed their safety and responded to our emergency notification system instructing them to avoid the area.