US tourists visiting Dublin issued warning after violent attack
Following an attack on an American national in the capital of Ireland, the U.S. Embassy in Dublin has issued a travel warning for “security awareness.”
U.S. Embassy in Dublin reminds U.S. citizens to exercise good personal security practices while traveling following recent incidents reported in Irish media.
“The U.S. Embassy Dublin encourages all citizens to be aware of their surroundings, especially when traveling in unfamiliar places, crowded locations, empty streets, or at night,” the advisory concluded. It was also advised that travelers should avoid walking alone, especially during the hours of darkness, and remain vigilant against theft and robbery.
Travelers to Ireland should exercise “normal precautions” according to the U.S. State Department’s most recent travel advisory notice in October 2022.
The 57-year-old American tourist is still in intensive care after being kicked and beaten by a group of youths in Dublin last week. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital by emergency personnel, according to The Irish Times.
Sunday afternoon, the Children’s Court held a special session to charge a teenage boy in connection with the assault.
The son of Termini Rizzuto said his father planned to move permanently to Ireland. The son of Termini, a Buffalo, New York resident, told Irish national broadcaster RTE that his mother’s ashes were spread in Ireland in 2002, and his father used to paint murals there. A teenage boy was charged over the weekend in connection with the assault, sitting in a special session of the Children’s Court on Sunday afternoon.
When I last spoke to him, he was saving up every penny, doing odd jobs to get to Ireland,” Rizzuto said. The man was talking about playing music in Ireland, so it really stinks.
During the weekend, Rizzuto said he and his siblings are trying to figure out how to get their father to Ireland.
In his words, “what happened to my dad shouldn’t happen to anyone else. I’m just keeping on top of things as best I can and going about it the right way.”
Fox News Digital quotes a spokesperson for the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media as saying that the advice from the embassy “is commonsense advice” and “mirrors our own regular travel advisories.”