Garda Ombudsman investigates shooting in Limerick

29 Jun 2016

Garda Ombudsman investigates shooting in Limerick.


The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission this morning opened an investigation to establish the circumstances of a shooting, which occurred near Foynes, Co. Limerick, at about 2:30 this morning.

The man, in his 30s, was shot in the face by a Garda member during a planned Garda operation. He was transferred to hospital and his condition is reported this morning as stable.

The incident was referred by the Garda Síochána to GSOC under section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, which provides for independent investigation of “any matter that appears to indicate that the conduct of a member of the Garda Síochána may have resulted in the death of, or serious harm to, a person”.

GSOC investigators have been deployed to the scene and an investigation is ongoing.


Suzie Rafter
Communications & Research Officer
Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission