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making a recovery Garda injured during alleged assault on St Patrick's Day is released from hospital


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A garda who was injured after five officers were assaulted in two separate incidents in Portlaoise on St Patrick’s Day night has been released from hospital. 

Gardai said this morning that they could confirm that their colleague was released from hospital and is recovering from her injuries.

Four gardai, including three female officers and one male officer, were assaulted when they responded to a public order incident in the Fairgreen area of Portlaoise at approximately 8.30pm.

According to Gardai, a male in his 20s had become aggressive and the four Gardaí were assaulted.

One garda was taken to Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

The man who was arrested by Gardaí was taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he has since been charged.

He appeared before Portlaoise District Court yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí were later called to a public order incident at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise where a man in his 40s also became aggressive towards Gardaí.

Two female Gardaí, including one who had attended the earlier incident, were assaulted.

The man was arrested and later charged. He has since appeared before Portlaoise District Court.

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