Justice Minister Simon Harris says his thoughts are with the Garda who was injured in an attack while on duty in Dublin yesterday.
The Garda suffered a serious 'bite' injury to his finger and hand after responding to a dangerous driving incident at Gulliver's Retail Park in Ballymun.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, which occurred at around 11:30am on Saturday, to come forward.
Minister Harris says we must remember the dangers Gardaí face when doing their job of keeping the public safe, and he's encouraging witnesses to come forward.
The Garda was taken to James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he is being treated for the serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
My thoughts are with the Garda member who was seriously injured today, and I encourage any witnesses to the appalling incident to come forward as @gardainfo have called for. We must always remember the dangers Gardai face when doing their job in keeping us all safe.
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) January 21, 2023
Separately in County Donegal, a man remains in custody this morning after a Garda car was found on fire in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has condemned the arson attack which took place in Castlefin.
The Garda patrol car was parked outside Castlefin Garda Station when it was discovered on fire shortly before a 4:15am.
No one was injured and the blaze was put out by local fire services.
A man in his 30s was arrested yesterday afternoon and is still being questioned this morning at Letterkenny Garda Station.
Main image shows a member of An Garda Síochána standing behind a car. Picture by: Stephen Barnes/Law and Order / Alamy Stock Photo