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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Emergency Response Unit

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# training operation
Armed gardaí have trained for 'active shooter' attacks at empty schools and public buildings
Emergency Response Unit and Armed Support Unit gardaí likely to be first on scene to active shooter scenarios.
# Army ranger Wing
Security dispute after ERU Gardaí used instead of Army Rangers for Coveney visit to Ukraine
The Foreign Affairs Minister travelled to Kyiv yesterday protected by armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit.
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# Courts
Man jailed for shooting Emergency Response Unit garda during raid
Judge Nolan sentenced Charles Moore to nine years in prison for the offence of endangerment.
# back up
GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit
Garda management has rejected claims that the force’s armed support capability is not sufficient.
# Emergency Response Unit
Four arrested as gardaí say they've foiled a potential gangland hit in Dublin's inner city
A sub-machine gun, a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver have been recovered.
# Dublin
Armed gardaí find loaded gun and arrest two men in significant anti-gangland operation
The arrests were made on Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot.
# Finglas
Man arrested after armed standoff with gardaí last night
The man gave himself up after a number of hours.
# fight against terrorism
Gardaí given extra €55 million to help fight threat of international terrorism
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says Ireland “is not immune” from the threat of terrorism.
# Oops
Criminal tries to ram jeep full of armed gardaí he mistook for rival gang
The man was arrested in Drogheda on Sunday morning.
# Emergency Response Unit
Man suing the State after armed gardaí raided his flat by mistake
He said he felt “shocked” and “numbed” when gardaí entered his home.
# Burglary
Gardaí investigating burglary at premises of its own armed unit
A base used by the Emergency Response Unit – the location of which is not being disclosed – was broken into on Sunday night.
# first aid
Councillor seeks defibrillator training for Gardaí
Gardaí say they have suspended a defibrillator pilot programme in Blanchardstown and are evaluating a pilot in Kilkenny.
# Arrests
Two men arrested over alleged extortion
The men were arrested in Dundalk this morning.
# Arrests
Five arrested as gardaí investigate organised crime
As part of an ongoing investigation, gardaí arrested the five men in Kill, Co Kildare, early this morning.