A guard remains in hospital following a serious assault in Ballyfermot in the early hours of this morning.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the assault and violent disorder outside a pub on the Ballyfermot Road at 12.45am.
The male and female gardai were assaulted by a number of people, and called for back up.
Both gardai were taken to St James's Hospital, and one has since been released.
A man in his 50s and a man in his 30s were arrested at the scene, as well as a woman in her 50s.
Today we pay tribute to our courageous colleagues who were subjected to a vicious and sustained assault last night. We wish them a speedy recovery and thank their colleagues who went to their assistance, leading to the arrest of suspects.#GRA #protecttheprotectors
— GRA (@gardarep) November 21, 2022
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has condemned the assault, describing it as a “brutal assault on frontline Gardai”.
The disgusting and thuggish attacks on members of An Garda Síochána show complete disrespect for our Gardaí.
My thoughts are with the Garda members involved and their families.
These types of despicable incidents are unacceptable.
— Helen McEntee TD (@HMcEntee) November 21, 2022
General Secretary Antoinette Cunningham says: "Political leaders need to also come out strong and condemn the violence against Gardai and called for mandatory sentences for assaults on all frontline emergency responders.
"We need action now on mandatory sentences as a deterrent for crimes like this."
Commenting on video footage circulating of the attack on social media, she described it as "dangerous and dehumanising."
"Social networks need to take more responsibility and take down content like this as it feeds into copycat incidences.
"Today is a terrible day for the force and I want to send the wishes of AGSI to our Garda colleagues, their family members and their station colleagues."