New figures show 243 Gardaí were injured after being assaulted on duty last year.
According to Freedom of Information data released to Newstalk, it is a 9% increase on 2020.
Some 223 Gardaí got occupational injuries after being assaulted in 2020 - rising to 243 in 2021.
Of last year's figures, 22 involved bone fractures or dislocations - and 15 were open wounds.
Four Gardaí received multiple injuries which were serious.
Garda Dave Conroy is from the Garda Representative Association (GRA).
"In the last number of years we've seen a huge increase in assaults on Gardaí.
"Some of the Gardaí have received life-changing injuries from these assaults.
"These are only sons, fathers, mothers, daughters doing a day-to-day job trying to help their communities.
"And they shouldn't have to face assaults on a daily basis".
Criminal barrister, and Fine Gael Senator, Barry Ward says a bill is currently going through the Oireachtas to address the issue.
"Part of that will provide for Gardaí to wear bodycams.
"And it's hoped that one of the effects of this is that if people are aware that their interactions with a Garda are being filmed and recorded, they are much less likely to behave aggressively or to commit an assault on a member of An Garda Síochána.
"And it's hoped that that'll have some effect".
While 58 of last year's assaults were in Dublin, 27 were in Cork, 17 in Tipperary and 16 in Limerick.