A garda has been shot in an incident on North Strand Road in Dublin's north inner city.
He was shot in the stomach and has been taken to hospital.
The incident happened at around 9.10am this morning.
AdvertisementIt is understood the garda was shot when he stopped a car in the area.
The officer is a member of a regional traffic unit and was on duty on a motorcycle at the time.
It is not yet known how many people were in the car but it was subsequently abandoned and gardaí have since recovered the vehicle.
The area has been sealed off and gardaí have set up a check point at the Eastlink Bridge
It was only a matter of time... the dogs on the streets now how bad things have become.