Gardaí have said they do not believe an alleged assault on a teenage girl in Dublin over the weekend was racially motivated.
The teenager allegedly had her hijab taken off her while being attacked on Sunday afternoon.
Videos shared online appear to show the girl being assaulted by a group of young men in Dundrum village, with eggs also thrown at her.
This evening, Gardaí said they are investigating a number of incidents involving a group of young men and women on Main Street in Dundrum.
They said the incidents included both public order, theft and the alleged assault on the teenage girl.
A Garda spokesperson said: “The investigation will determine the motive behind these incidents; at this time the incidents are not believed to be racially motivated.”
Investigators are calling for anyone with information or who can provide footage from the area to contact them at Dundrum Garda Station.
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
Dr Ali Selim from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland called for the incident to be investigated as a hate crime.
"It was a crime against this girl's religious identity as well as the long-cherished Irish norm of cohesiveness," he said.
"It was a hate crime and there is a desperate need now for hate crime legislation - something we did not need in the past.
"But the current diversity of Irish society makes it a must."
Minister for Culture and local TD Josepha Madigan has condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms".
She added: "I hope the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly."
Minister Madigan also welcomed the confirmation that a Garda investigation is underway.