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#Pepper Spray

# pepper-spray - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

# pepper-spray - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Gardaí fail to notify GSOC about more than half of taser discharges within required 48-hour period FOI

Gardaí fail to notify GSOC about more than half of taser discharges within required 48-hour period

The requirement was introduced by gardaí in 2010 to help GSOC gather evidence.

# pepper-spray - Monday 12 March, 2018

Poll: Should pepper spray be legalised in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pepper spray be legalised in Ireland?

Pepper spray and taser guns are currently illegal to possess here.

# pepper-spray - Sunday 11 March, 2018

No plans to legalise pepper spray or tasers in Ireland

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said it isn’t possible to police rural Ireland the same way as Dublin.

# pepper-spray - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Gardaí use batons and pepper spray to break up massive wedding brawl in Westmeath

Guests at the wedding assaulted one another with keys and glass bottles.

# pepper-spray - Monday 13 July, 2015

Gardaí cleared following allegations of pepper spraying woman and 'refusing her water and medical attention'

GSOC investigated the complaint and deemed it “neither reasonable nor practicable to carry out any further investigative steps”.

# pepper-spray - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Investigation finds garda use of pepper spray against homeless man was justified

The investigation was launched after a video went viral showing the garda arresting the man on Dublin’s Henry Street.

# pepper-spray - Monday 2 March, 2015

Protecting yourself with pepper spray is illegal and that's not changing Self-defence This post contains a poll

Protecting yourself with pepper spray is illegal and that's not changing

The minister says protecting citizens is the job of the gardai.

# pepper-spray - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's the moment Jeremy Kyle got pepper sprayed in Magaluf The Kyle Files

Here's the moment Jeremy Kyle got pepper sprayed in Magaluf

There are just so many layers to this.

# pepper-spray - Monday 1 December, 2014

Remember the protests in Hong Kong? They're still going - and are more violent

This is the third month of the protests, and police used pepper spray and batons on the students overnight.

# pepper-spray - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Anger outside Coolock Garda Station after water charge protesters are arrested

Protesters claim pepper spray was used, however, the gardaí would give no confirmation.

# pepper-spray - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

Man charged after kicking in door and attacking McDonald's staff with pepper spray

He has been charged and is due to appear in court next week.

# pepper-spray - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Lockout protest: Mini-march, TD jostled and pepper spray Lockout 2013 This post contains images

Lockout protest: Mini-march, TD jostled and pepper spray

Although the turnout was lower than expected at today’s Dáil Lockout protest, there were a few tense stand-offs.

Two hospitalised after gardaí use pepper spray during Dublin protests Lockout This post contains images

Two hospitalised after gardaí use pepper spray during Dublin protests

A third person was treated for injuries related to a fall when people tried to break through barriers outside Leinster House.

# pepper-spray - Monday 8 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Amazing voicemail describes old ladies beating man with umbrella No Holds Barred

Amazing voicemail describes old ladies beating man with umbrella

Man crashes into a car full of old ladies and then they assault him.

# pepper-spray - Monday 29 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Man charged after pepper spray discharged in Tivoli Theatre

Four theatre-goers were believed to be affected but none required hospital treatment.

# pepper-spray - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Gardaí seek witnesses to robbery at Castleblayney jewellery shop

Diamonds and gold jewellery were stolen after a Co Monaghan jeweller was pepper-sprayed during a raid yesterday morning.

# pepper-spray - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Woman who allegedly pepper-sprayed Black Friday crowd surrenders Black Friday This post contains videos

Woman who allegedly pepper-sprayed Black Friday crowd surrenders

The pepper-spraying was just one of a number of incidents across the US on the notoriously busy kick-off to the Christmas shopping season.

# pepper-spray - Friday 25 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Shopper pepper-sprays Black Friday crowd in push for Xbox Black Friday This post contains videos

Shopper pepper-sprays Black Friday crowd in push for Xbox

Police are looking for a woman in Porter Ranch, California who reportedly injured 20 people at a Walmart store with pepper spray as the shop opened early for the annual sale.

# pepper-spray - Monday 21 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Two officers suspended over pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters Occupy This post contains videos

Two officers suspended over pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters

Shocking video shows University of California Davis campus police liberally dousing students with pepper spray during a non-violent protest. Two officers have been suspended and an investigation ordered – however the university’s chancellor has refused to step down over the incident.

# pepper-spray - Friday 14 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Photos, video: Seattle 'Superhero' Phoenix Jones in court Superhero This post contains videos This post contains images

Photos, video: Seattle 'Superhero' Phoenix Jones in court

Self-styled crime fighter Phoenix Jones, aka Ben Fodor, was in court over allegedly assaulting several people in a pepper spray incident earlier this month.

# pepper-spray - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Investigation launched over death of man Tasered by police UK

Investigation launched over death of man Tasered by police

It is believed the man who was shot with a Taser gun was also suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds. The death is the third in eight days connected to police use of Tasers and pepper-spray in the UK.

# pepper-spray - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Man dies following police pepper spray use in England UK

Man dies following police pepper spray use in England

An investigation has been launched into the second death in police custody in England in the course of a week.