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#Assaults

From TheJournal.ie Library staff and social workers among 110 Dublin council staff assaulted during work last year Assaulted

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man charged and due in court over two assaults in Co Tipperary Clonmel

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

Both victims received minor injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year Concerning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked Weapons Effect

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two injured in separate stabbing and iron bar attacks in Laois and Wexford Attacks

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

Officers in Portlaoise and Enniscorthy are investigating.

From TheJournal.ie Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations Facebook

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations

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

From TheJournal.ie Greyhound says it wants garda protection for waste collection crews in parts of Dublin Video Footage

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí Gra Conference

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Assaults on prison staff cost the state around €26 million over seven years State Claims Agency

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

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

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

Gardaí have launched a public awareness campaign to reduce assaults.

From TheJournal.ie A fire is blazing on the roof of Oberstown's youth detention centre Oberstown

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be mandatory sentences for assaults on gardaí? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence Enough

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence

There were 100 violent incidents at Oberstown last year.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them Assaults

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'He got four years - I got life': The life-altering injuries suffered by gardaí The Line Of Duty

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Drink responsibly and avoid confrontation': Gardaí want fewer assaults this Christmas Tis The Season

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's most dangerous prisons: Around the country staff are working in constant danger Assaults

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two hospitalised after one man stabbed and another attacked with metal piping Dublin

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Publicans warn that increased violence in pubs could lead to a death Danger

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Prison Service: 'It was Swiss roll, not a birthday cake' Wrong Message

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Anti-social behaviour on Dublin's streets 'isn't putting tourists off' Holidays

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations Egypt

Seven arrested over sexual harassment during Egypt presidential celebrations

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie One murder, 112 assaults allegedly by people out on bail this year Crimes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 63 arrests at Eminem Slane gig Public Order

63 arrests at Eminem Slane gig

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

From TheJournal.ie Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults Child Abuse

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added rock 'n' roll billboards Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added rock 'n' roll billboards

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

From TheJournal.ie Two face court over Belfast hijacking and assaults on police Belfast

Two face court over Belfast hijacking and assaults on police

A police officer was injured after stopping a hijacked car in Belfast in the early hours of Saturday morning.

From TheJournal.ie New crime figures show burglaries on the rise Crime Stats

New crime figures show burglaries on the rise

New crime statistics show most types of crime declined in the twelve months to September – but burglary and fraud both increased.

From TheJournal.ie "Grease Devils" blamed for night assaults Grease Devil

"Grease Devils" blamed for night assaults

Panic has gripped rural Sri Lanka and two people were killed for being suspected ‘grease devils’ this week.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Fix this evening: The palace is looking forward to the Queen’s visit but Sinn Féin most definitely is not; the woman who was decapitated in Tenerife yesterday is named; Haiti’s new president takes office; Dylan gets defensive; and Jedward goes global.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate two separate Dublin incidents as teen attacked at bus stop and man stabbed Assaults

Gardaí investigate two separate Dublin incidents as teen attacked at bus stop and man stabbed

A 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was attacked in Drumcondra in north Dublin whilst a man in his 20s was stabbed in west Dublin in the early hours of this morning.