“I learned with concern this morning that a member of An Garda Síochána was shot and injured in the course of a Garda operation in North Dublin.  I wish him a full and speedy recovery.  Incidents like this highlight the danger that can face members of An Garda Síochána in carrying out their duties.
The work of uniformed Gardaí and the special units is critical in keeping people safe and tackling serious criminals whose activities can destroy communities.  I acknowledge the good work of An Garda Síochána and assure the force of my continued support for its efforts.