A large number of Gardai serving the Shannonside Northern Sound region reported being assaulted during the year

Twenty-two Gardaí serving across the Shannonside Northern Sound region reported being assaulted while on duty in the first 10 months of the year.

And according to details released under Freedom of Information to Shannonside Northern Sound, 42 local gardaí were forced off work following incidents at work between January and November of 2020.

Denise Canavan reports: