A MAN in his late 20’s jumped the barriers at Leinster House at around 3pm on Tuesday before telling a Fianna Fáil Senator "the revolution is coming.”
Reacting promptly to the breach, the security guard on duty raised the alarm, locking down all points of entry into the complex.
One Garda reportedly climbed out of a window in pursuit of the suspect who was seen shaking his fist at the building by Fianna Fáil Senator, Malcom Byrne, who witnessed the incident.
The man was then apprehended by a member of the Gardai special detective unit posted to Leinster house, who placed him under arrest until he was taken to Pearse Street Gardai station to be charged with a “public order” offence.
Gardai said in a statement to Irish Mirror: "Gardaí in Pearse Street were alerted to a public order incident at Leinster House, Merrion Square this afternoon Tuesday 19th January, 2021 at approximately 3pm.
"A man (late 20s) was arrested at the scene after entering into the grounds of Leinster House.
"He was taken to Pearse Street Garda Station where he has been charged in relation to the incident and is due to appear before Criminal Courts of Justice, tomorrow morning Wednesday 20th January, 2021 at 10.30a.m."