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Garda Shot in North Inner City - Breaking News


C.P.A.D.

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A garda has been shot in an incident on North Strand Road in Dublin's north inner city.

He was shot in the stomach and has been taken to hospital.

The incident happened at around 9.10am this morning.

AdvertisementIt is understood the garda was shot when he stopped a car in the area.

The officer is a member of a regional traffic unit and was on duty on a motorcycle at the time.

It is not yet known how many people were in the car but it was subsequently abandoned and gardaí have since recovered the vehicle.

The area has been sealed off and gardaí have set up a check point at the Eastlink Bridge

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It was only a matter of time... the dogs on the streets now how bad things have become.
 


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The latest news is that the Garda's injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Luckily ( a rather perverse word to use in this context) the weapon used was a shotgun, which is unusual these days, rather than a semi-automatic or automatic weapon which would have been much more likely to be fatal.

First thoughts should be with the Garda involved and his family and with the Gardai in general at the moment.

I hope they can and will find those responsible speedily.
 

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Feckin barstewards! I hope the armed unit catch up with them and give them a taste of their own medicine.

Best wishes to the Garda and his family.
 

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Paul Williams was on Pat Kenny radio, they say the car was stopped near the north strand post office, possibly , and probely likely, on the way to do an armed robbery.

I dont think it is related to the lusk case at all, the lads who shot the garda were probely coked out of their heads.

I have two uncles who are both garda seargents, one in limerick city, the other in dublins inner city. The stories that i have heard would make you wonder why anyone would even consider becoming a garda. Bricks thrown at squad cars, the broken poles from sign posts driven through widescreens, people running at gardai with carving knifes, cars been driven at speed directly at gardai.

the garda siochanna are saints (majority anyway). People have lost the respect and fear that the gardai once held.
 

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No doubt the calls will ring out again for cops to carry guns and the usual bright sparks in the media will be arguing why this garda how no protective vest on while on duty. Watch out for the braodsheets on sunday no doubt they'll be calling for emergency legislation fix the problem...bla bla bla
 

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MacCoise said:
Al said:
Paul Williams ....
Stop right there
Too right, unless he was an eyewitness to the events (and even then most people wouldn't believe him' his musings are irrelevant.

BTW the willingness of criminals to attack Gardai in such ways doesn't bode well for the future.
 

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C.P.A.D. said:
No doubt the calls will ring out again for cops to carry guns and the usual bright sparks in the media will be arguing why this garda how no protective vest on while on duty.
He was a Traffic Corps bike cop. It would be extremely uncomfortable to try and wear a vest under leathers. Also, as the weapon used is believed to be a shotgun at point blank range, a vest wouldn't have been much use.

I do feel that there needs to be more armed Garda out there - especially Traffic Corps.
 

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The problem with giving guards guns is that they shoot people with them.
 

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Paul Williams must have thought all his Christmases came at once this morning.
 

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Aindriu said:
C.P.A.D. said:
No doubt the calls will ring out again for cops to carry guns and the usual bright sparks in the media will be arguing why this garda how no protective vest on while on duty.
He was a Traffic Corps bike cop. It would be extremely uncomfortable to try and wear a vest under leathers. Also, as the weapon used is believed to be a shotgun at point blank range, a vest wouldn't have been much use.

I do feel that there needs to be more armed Garda out there - especially Traffic Corps.
Who'd have thought that we'd get the usual knee jerk reaction. :roll:
 

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MacCoise said:
The problem with giving guards guns is that they shoot people with them.
So you would rather they stay as unarmed targets than have the ability to shoot back at these scum then?
 

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Aindriu said:
MacCoise said:
The problem with giving guards guns is that they shoot people with them.
So you would rather they stay as unarmed targets than have the ability to shoot back at these scum then?
So because one loon decides to shoot at a Traffic Cop we should now arm the entire Traffic Corps? Seriously?
 

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Aindriu said:
MacCoise said:
The problem with giving guards guns is that they shoot people with them.
So you would rather they stay as unarmed targets than have the ability to shoot back at these scum then?
And I hardly think that the cop would have been able to "shoot back" after getting shot.
 

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Aindriu said:
C.P.A.D. said:
No doubt the calls will ring out again for cops to carry guns and the usual bright sparks in the media will be arguing why this garda how no protective vest on while on duty.
He was a Traffic Corps bike cop. It would be extremely uncomfortable to try and wear a vest under leathers. Also, as the weapon used is believed to be a shotgun at point blank range, a vest wouldn't have been much use.

I do feel that there needs to be more armed Garda out there - especially Traffic Corps.
Most Gardai don't agree with the general arming of the force. They realise that if they start carrying guns, a lot more criminals will too.
 

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Aindriu said:
MacCoise said:
The problem with giving guards guns is that they shoot people with them.
So you would rather they stay as unarmed targets than have the ability to shoot back at these scum then?
Lets say I'm in favour of less guns on our streets
 

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Dam i forgot to mention Pwilliams I fecking new he'd a got a call from the garda press ofice ...lol
 

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Kerrygold said:
Aindriu said:
MacCoise said:
The problem with giving guards guns is that they shoot people with them.
So you would rather they stay as unarmed targets than have the ability to shoot back at these scum then?
And I hardly think that the cop would have been able to "shoot back" after getting shot.
You would be surprised what one is capable of doing after being shot.

In the UK each force traffic section has a number of units detailed as "armed response units". They generally don't go around shooting people willy nilly but do act as a deterrant.

Despite media hype to the contrary, most US Police men and women aren't running around gunning people down either.
 

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qtman said:
Aindriu said:
C.P.A.D. said:
No doubt the calls will ring out again for cops to carry guns and the usual bright sparks in the media will be arguing why this garda how no protective vest on while on duty.
He was a Traffic Corps bike cop. It would be extremely uncomfortable to try and wear a vest under leathers. Also, as the weapon used is believed to be a shotgun at point blank range, a vest wouldn't have been much use.

I do feel that there needs to be more armed Garda out there - especially Traffic Corps.
Most Gardai don't agree with the general arming of the force. They realise that if they start carrying guns, a lot more criminals will too.
Yeah but guards already carry guns. I dont really buy this argument that more criminals will necessarily carry guns. The easiest and sure fire way to ensure you get away with a bank robbery or other such criminal activity is to carry a gun, then not only will the ordinary citizen back away and comply so too will the Gardai.
 

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