A MEMBER of An Garda Siochana was assaulted during a disturbance in Abbeyfeale at the weekend, it has been confirmed.
Two men in their 20s were arrested following the incident at a fast food restaurant in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is understood that the garda had been responding to a report of a disturbance at the premises when he was punched in the face.
The garda, who has been stationed in Abbeyfeale for a number of years and lives in the town, was not seriously injured in the attack.
The two men were arrested and later released without charge, and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)