Incident Summary:

02/17/2010: On Wednesday evening at about 2125, in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, unknown assailants set fire to the Happy Hippy shop on North Frederick Street. The store suffered minor damage and one civilian was injured. No group claimed responsibility but the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) is suspected.




Western Europe

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Location Details:
The attack took place on North Frederick Street in Dublin.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Happy Hippy shop
Specific Description The Happy Hippy shop on North Frederick Street was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Fire was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Wounded in Arson by Suspected RIRA in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 6, 2010.
Radio Telefís Éireann, "Dublin Head Shop Damaged in Blaze," (February 17, 2010).