The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors today described as “abhorrent” the treatment of one of its members at the Dublin Bay South By-Election Count Centre last Friday (July 9, 2021).
General Secretary, Antoinette Cunningham was speaking during the July meeting of the AGSI National Executive.
“The accusations, vitriol, and sustained verbal attacks on our member and his colleagues are utterly condemned by our Association and we are greatly concerned at the level of abuse directed at members which this incident highlights.
“Policing COVID-19 has been an extremely challenging environment for members of our Association who have stepped up, and responded to, our national crisis with unwavering commitment. So to see colleagues being abused in this way is reprehensible.
“We would like to remind the public that COVID-19 restrictions are not Garda regulations but Government measures introduced on grounds of public health.”