US tourists visiting Dublin issued warning
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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. 

In October 2022, the U.S. State Department last issued its travel advisory for Ireland as Level 1, or merely recommending travelers exercise “normal precautions.”

Last week, a group of youths kicked and beat 57-year-old Stephen Termini in Dublin. He remains in intensive care. The Irish Times reported that emergency personnel responded to the scene and took him to Beaumont Hospital. 

In a special session of the Children’s Court on Sunday afternoon, a teenage boy was charged over the weekend with the assault. 

Mike Rizzuto, Termini’s son, said his father was planning a permanent move to Ireland. His mother’s ashes were spread in Ireland in 2002, and his father used to paint murals in the country, Termini’s son told Irish national broadcaster RTE.