A new bill to tackle the ramming of Garda vehicle will help protect Gardaí.
That’s according to Fine Gael Deputy Brendan Griffin who says each week at least one Garda vehicle is rammed while carrying out official duties.
Deputy Griffin says his new bill addresses this crime and suggests implementing a tough custodial sentence on those who commit it.
The bill which was discussed in the Dáil today aims to make it a specific crime, carrying a heavy sentence, to deliberately ram Garda vehicles or vehicles being operated by Gardaí in the course of their duty.
It will now proceed to committee stage.