Woman arrested after paint thrown at Irish minister

Irish health minister Mary Harney
Image caption Irish Health Minister Mary Harney had red paint thrown at her.

A woman in her late 20s been arrested after the Irish health minister had red paint thrown at her in Dublin.

Mary Harney was turning the sod at the site of a new health centre in Ballyfermot on Monday.

About 20 protestors had gathered to demonstrate against planned health cuts.

The minister continued with the event following the incident.