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#Assaults

# assaults - This year 2022

Lifeguard headbutted and council staff spat on while working for Dublin's local authorities
# Dublin
# Dublin

Lifeguard headbutted and council staff spat on while working for Dublin's local authorities

Jul 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,243 Views 17 Comments
  • Staff at the four councils were subjected to dozens of instances of verbal abuse and physical assaults since 2018.
  • Reports include sexual harassment and attempts by members of the public to damage workers' vehicles.
Young male arrested in connection with alleged assaults in Sligo
# Sligo
# Sligo

Young male arrested in connection with alleged assaults in Sligo

Mar 7th 2022, 12:37 PM 17,142 Views 0 Comments

The alleged assaults occurred near Sligo Town on 22 January.

TikTok removes several violent videos linked to teen violence in Dublin suburb
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

TikTok removes several violent videos linked to teen violence in Dublin suburb

Feb 16th 2022, 7:21 PM 20,258 Views 0 Comments

Multiple violent videos were posted to the social media site.

# assaults - All time

Man jailed for six years for assaults on 75-year-old neighbour and 17-year-old girl
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for six years for assaults on 75-year-old neighbour and 17-year-old girl

Dec 17th 2020, 3:10 PM 22,651 Views 13 Comments

The man in his 70s told the court in his victim impact statement: “I will now be in fear forever. I don’t feel safe in my home.”

Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London
# London
# London

Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London

Jun 4th 2020, 7:27 AM 22,967 Views 75 Comments

Videos shared on social media showed protesters and police clashing outside Downing Street.

Gardaí say Grand Canal crime has 'dramatically declined', despite latest violent incident
# Canal Crime
# Canal Crime

Gardaí say Grand Canal crime has 'dramatically declined', despite latest violent incident

Mar 10th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,994 Views 30 Comments

Gardaí said they will continue to monitor the situation.

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'
# Health Service
# Health Service

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'

Feb 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 11,793 Views 17 Comments

The majority of healthcare staff attacked were nurses.

Significant reduction in Longford feud violence as gardaí issue warning over 'call out' videos
# Longford
# Longford

Significant reduction in Longford feud violence as gardaí issue warning over 'call out' videos

Dec 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 29,657 Views 0 Comments

Local gardaí have been attempting to keep a lid on the feud.

Gardaí make five arrests as they carry out raids linked to spate of assaults on sex workers
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Gardaí make five arrests as they carry out raids linked to spate of assaults on sex workers

Nov 20th 2019, 1:35 PM 18,707 Views 12 Comments

A number of women have been subjected to violent attacks in recent weeks.

'They need to be vigilant': Appeal for sex workers to come forward over recent spate of assaults
# Investigation
# Investigation

'They need to be vigilant': Appeal for sex workers to come forward over recent spate of assaults

Nov 14th 2019, 8:56 AM 18,805 Views 53 Comments

Detective chief superintendent Declan Daly said no sex worker who comes forward will face prosecution.

Library staff and social workers among 110 Dublin council staff assaulted during work last year
# Assaulted
# Assaulted

Library staff and social workers among 110 Dublin council staff assaulted during work last year

Apr 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,035 Views 22 Comments

Those who fell victim to physical attacks included library staff, park workers as well as street cleaners.

Man charged and due in court over two assaults in Co Tipperary
# Clonmel
# Clonmel

Man charged and due in court over two assaults in Co Tipperary

Apr 10th 2019, 9:04 PM 11,674 Views 0 Comments

Both victims received minor injuries.

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year
# Concerning
# Concerning

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year

Feb 16th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,791 Views 24 Comments

A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.

Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked
# Weapons Effect
# Weapons Effect

Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 PM 11,351 Views 20 Comments

Members of specialist Garda units are trained in the use of Tasers but they’re not widely used here.

Two injured in separate stabbing and iron bar attacks in Laois and Wexford
# Attacks
# Attacks

Two injured in separate stabbing and iron bar attacks in Laois and Wexford

Sep 26th 2018, 12:19 PM 21,056 Views 13 Comments

Officers in Portlaoise and Enniscorthy are investigating.

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations
# Facebook
# Facebook

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations

Jul 18th 2018, 2:34 PM 17,157 Views 42 Comments

Retail Excellence had partnered with Facebook to provide training to retailers to enhance their digital strategies through their platform.

Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin
# Video Footage
# Video Footage

Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin

Aug 28th 2017, 4:48 PM 56,158 Views 105 Comments

Greyhound Household has released video footage of Dublin residents verbally abusing staff members.

'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai

Apr 25th 2017, 4:42 PM 28,238 Views 37 Comments

The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí

Apr 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 11,996 Views 20 Comments

An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.

Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years
# State Claims Agency
# State Claims Agency

Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years

Nov 24th 2016, 5:00 PM 7,579 Views 67 Comments

It found that 3% of prison staff (93 people) were directly assaulted by prisoners in 2015.

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Oct 20th 2016, 9:28 AM 17,904 Views 86 Comments

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

'I was a happy-go-lucky guy before the assault but now I'd describe my life as hell'
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

'I was a happy-go-lucky guy before the assault but now I'd describe my life as hell'

Sep 12th 2016, 10:32 AM 27,987 Views 37 Comments

Gardaí have launched a public awareness campaign to reduce assaults.

A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre
# Oberstown
# Oberstown

A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre

Aug 29th 2016, 9:40 PM 47,047 Views 116 Comments

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade are at the scene to try and contain the blaze.

Poll: Should there be mandatory sentences for assaults on gardaí?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be mandatory sentences for assaults on gardaí?

Jul 13th 2016, 9:17 AM 23,661 Views 97 Comments

Representatives say current legislation is not enough of a deterrent for violent criminals.

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence
# Enough
# Enough

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence

May 16th 2016, 1:56 PM 11,356 Views 47 Comments

There were 100 violent incidents at Oberstown last year.

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them
# Assaults
# Assaults

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them

Apr 23rd 2016, 3:46 PM 27,127 Views 83 Comments

A union representing workers in Intreo offices said these employees need greater protection.

'He got four years - I got life': The life-altering injuries suffered by gardaí
# The Line Of Duty
# The Line Of Duty

'He got four years - I got life': The life-altering injuries suffered by gardaí

Apr 13th 2016, 6:03 AM 29,927 Views 63 Comments

Some gardaí still suffer the physical and psychological effects of assaults decades after.

'Drink responsibly and avoid confrontation': Gardaí want fewer assaults this Christmas
# Tis The Season
# Tis The Season

'Drink responsibly and avoid confrontation': Gardaí want fewer assaults this Christmas

Dec 9th 2015, 6:01 AM 9,743 Views 20 Comments

“Thieves take advantage of us at this time of year as they know we may be distracted.”

Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger
# Assaults
# Assaults

Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger

Nov 29th 2015, 7:30 AM 27,011 Views 41 Comments

So far this year there have been more than 50 assaults by prisoners on staff.

Two hospitalised after one man stabbed and another attacked with metal piping
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two hospitalised after one man stabbed and another attacked with metal piping

Aug 26th 2015, 8:27 AM 16,757 Views 4 Comments

The separate incident saw both men suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Publicans warn that increased violence in pubs could lead to a death
# Danger
# Danger

Publicans warn that increased violence in pubs could lead to a death

Aug 1st 2015, 1:31 PM 15,717 Views 42 Comments

The head of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has said an increase in attacks has happened in recent years.

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'
# Wrong Message
# Wrong Message

Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'

May 8th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,180 Views 23 Comments

The Prison Officers Association says the wrong message is being sent out to prisoners.

Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers
# In The Firing Line
# In The Firing Line

Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers

Apr 28th 2015, 5:30 PM 19,912 Views 89 Comments

In many cases offenders get off with suspended sentences or community service, they say.

Anti-social behaviour on Dublin's streets 'isn't putting tourists off'
# Holidays
# Holidays

Anti-social behaviour on Dublin's streets 'isn't putting tourists off'

Jan 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 11,075 Views 45 Comments

Minister Paschal Donohoe said that Ireland is “a very safe destination” for tourists.

Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations
# Egypt
# Egypt

Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations

Jun 9th 2014, 10:17 PM 9,870 Views 9 Comments

A video has emerged purportedly showing a teenage girl naked and surrounded by dozens of men in Tahrir Square during the inauguration celebrations.

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?

Apr 29th 2014, 9:19 AM 14,899 Views 140 Comments

Gardaí say it would combat the growing issue of members of the force being assaulted.

One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year
# Crimes
# Crimes

One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year

Nov 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,704 Views 61 Comments

The figures show that there were also 15 harassment and related offences carried out by people out on bail.

63 arrests at Eminem Slane gig
# Public Order
# Public Order

63 arrests at Eminem Slane gig

Aug 18th 2013, 8:05 PM 159,309 Views 164 Comments

Gardaí say the number is in line with previous events this size.

Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults

Jun 17th 2013, 9:30 PM 14,306 Views 35 Comments

The 83-year-old former broadcaster admitted to 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

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