Portlaoise Garda Station to open if strike goes ahead
A garda sergeant is understood to have suffered facial injuries at a garda checkpoint in Portlaoise.
It is understood that gardaí lost a number of teeth in the incident which occurred when he was on duty at a routine checkpoint in the Colliers Lane area of Portlaoise on Wednesday night.
The Garda was hospitalised as result of his injuries but has since been discharged.
A 18 year old Portlaoise man was due to appear before Portlaoise District Court in Portlaoise today.