Witness Appeal: Portobello Area 23 August 2017

23 Aug 2017

Incident involving the discharge of an official garda firearm in the Portobello area 23/08/2017

GSOC is seeking witnesses to an incident early today (Wednesday 23 Aug) in the Portobello area of Dublin, near the Portobello Road/Bloomfield Avenue junction. The incident, which is being investigated by GSOC, involved a garda member and three other people and happened at around 2am. During the course of the incident an official Garda firearm was discharged and a man was injured. He is currently receiving medical attention and his injury is described as non-life-threatening.

The incident was referred 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 is requesting anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have information that may be of assistance to the investigation, to contact us on 1890 600 800.


Ciarán Kelly
GSOC Communications & Research