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Statement by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the incident in west Dublin

26th May 2021 - Leo Varadkar, TD

“I commend the bravery of the Gardaí who were injured in the shooting incident in Clonsilla and wish them a speedy recovery. We think of them and their families at this difficult time.

This shooting was a horrifying incident in a residential area of west Dublin. It must have been terrifying for those living in the area and those passing through.

I also commend the Garda response in bringing this incident under control so swiftly through successful negotiations.

If you have any information or any footage of this incident, please contact Blanchardstown Garda Station.

My colleague Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys is absolutely right when she says we must always remember that in wearing the uniform and serving the Irish people, members of An Garda Síochána place our protection and their duty to the State above their own safety.”

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