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# Assaults

Last year
2023
Gardaí recorded over 22,000 incidents of assault last year, report finds
US Embassy warns tourists to 'keep a low profile' in Dublin following spate of assaults
At least 10 assaults on Irish hospital staff each day, committee to be told
All time
Two men due in court in connection with Christmas Day tractor theft in Kilkenny
Lifeguard headbutted and council staff spat on while working for Dublin's local authorities
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
TikTok removes several violent videos linked to teen violence in Dublin suburb
Man jailed for six years for assaults on 75-year-old neighbour and 17-year-old girl
Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London
Gardaí say Grand Canal crime has 'dramatically declined', despite latest violent incident
Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'
Significant reduction in Longford feud violence as gardaí issue warning over 'call out' videos
Gardaí make five arrests as they carry out raids linked to spate of assaults on sex workers
'They need to be vigilant': Appeal for sex workers to come forward over recent spate of assaults
Library staff and social workers among 110 Dublin council staff assaulted during work last year
Man charged and due in court over two assaults in Co Tipperary
Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year
Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked
Two injured in separate stabbing and iron bar attacks in Laois and Wexford
Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations
Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin
'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai
Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí
Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years
Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?
'I was a happy-go-lucky guy before the assault but now I'd describe my life as hell'
A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre
Poll: Should there be mandatory sentences for assaults on gardaí?
Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence
Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them
'He got four years - I got life': The life-altering injuries suffered by gardaí
'Drink responsibly and avoid confrontation': Gardaí want fewer assaults this Christmas
Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger
Two hospitalised after one man stabbed and another attacked with metal piping
Publicans warn that increased violence in pubs could lead to a death
Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake'
Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers
Anti-social behaviour on Dublin's streets 'isn't putting tourists off'
Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations
Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?