Politician arrested three times in Cork over bank holiday weekend

The man has since been released from Garda custody

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A politician who was arrested in Cork three times over the weekend has been released from Garda custody.

The man, who is in his 30s, was detained for drink related offences while attending the Indiependence Music Festival in Mitchelstown.

It is alleged that the man assaulted a Garda after being ejected from the event.

He was later arrested on suspicion of drink driving and was released yesterday morning.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the alleged assault.

The man, who is not believed to be from Cork, has served at both local and national level, according to the Irish Independent.