A Sinn Fein councillor has described an assault and two Gardaí last night in Ballyfermot as “worrying”.
Local councillor Daithí Doolan was speaking after it emerged that one Garda remained in hospital following the attack.
The two gardaí, a man and a woman, responded to a public order incident outside a pub, a spokesperson said.
The male Garda was attacked, punched, kicked and knocked to the ground as the assault continued.
The female tried to intervene but was attacked and dragged away by the hair.
Armed response and other Garda units arrived and three men were arrested.
Two are still being detained this morning.
Both Gardaí were brought to hospital for treatment and the male Garda has not yet been released.
“This attack was wrong. No one should face this level of violence for simply doing their job,” Doolan said.
“Those involved in the attack do not in any way reflect the good people of Ballyfermot.
“This level of violence is deeply worrying. I would appeal to anyone who has information to please contact the Gardaí and help bring the attackers to justice.
“We need to work together to make Ballyfermot a safer place for everyone.”