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Garda Car Rammed In "Scenes Of Utter Lawlessness" In Cherry Orchard

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

07:25 20 Sep 2022

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Gardai in Ballyfermot are appealing for witnesses after a 'dangerous driving incident' in which a Garda car was rammed.

Officers responded to a call in Cherry Orchard yesterday, after a complaint about two cars driving 'erratically.'

Videos of this incident online show two cars carrying out drifts and speeding erratically through the Cherry Orchard area of West Dublin.

An audience had gathered by the time one Garda car arrived with it's blue lights on - that's understood to be about 19:30 last evening.

However neither of the two vehicles in question stopped for officers, with one of the two hitting the Garda car head on.

Nobody was injured during the incident, which has been labelled 'utter lawlessness' by Fianna Fáil.


The people of Cherry Orchard are 'terrorised and in tears' over it according to a local Sinn Fein Councillor.

Chair of the local Joint Policing Committee, Councillor Daithi Doolan, says the community is being traumatised by a minority:

"They're terrorised!"

"People were ringing me in tears long before anyone watched those videos, they're frustrated."

"But this is night after night after night, going back weeks and months."

"I was up there in January and witnessed it first hand, I also bore the brunt of an attack standing with residents."

"Now I hope last night, and that video, does land on the desk of the commissioner and does land on the desk of the commissioner."

Gardai at Ballyfermot Station are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

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