Takeaway delivery providers have said anti-social behavior against those providing the service is on the rise, following a number of recent attacks on Deliveroo riders.

It comes as a video emerged online showing a group of young men attacking one of the company’s riders and throwing eggs at him.

Gardaí attended the incident, which occurred at around 9.30pm on Wednesday night.

A man in his 40s was arrested and taken to Pearse St Garda Station.

One delivery rider, Alan, said there is a rising tide of violence against Deliveroo riders, with him personally having been attacked on three occasions.

Speaking on RTÉ's Liveline, he said that one time, a man grabbed him by the chest and swung him off of his bike, and that on another occasion, a man tried to kick him in the head as he was cycling by.

"I was lucky to get away each time... one time I was going along the quays and a guy dragged me by the jacket at the chest and tried to grab me off the bike," he said.

He said on a third occasion someone threw a firework at him from the top floor of a building on York Street on Halloween night.

"The third time I was on York Street near St Stephen's Green, close to the flats, and there was a guy who threw a firework at me and it whizzed past my face," he said.

He also said that the people targeting riders have figured out the most popular restaurants that they collect from.

Speaking on the same programme another rider, Raphael, said that incidents such as this are happening all the time when they are delivering.

He said delivery riders’ bikes are often stolen while they leave their bikes outside as they arrive at a restaurant to accept a delivery.

He described one situation where a group of 20 to 30 men approached him and some fellow riders, blocked the road and began intimidating them.

"They are willing to do something bad to people," he said.

A spokesperson for Deliveroo said the company was deeply concerned about the incident on Wednesday night.

The spokesperson added: "Riders working with Deliveroo have the right to bring customers their meals without the fear of violence or intimidation.

"Riders in Dublin often go above and beyond in support of the community.

"We are in contact with the authorities about what actions can be taken to ensure the events like this week are not repeated."