A spate of tyre slashing and window breaking around the Garda Club on South Circular Road in Dublin.
About twenty cars parked on side streets had tyres slashed and windows smashed. The criminal damage is seen as an attempt to intimidate members of the Garda Síochána. In separate incidents yesterday in South Dublin, over two hundred cars had their tyres slashed. Earlier in the week thousands of pounds of damage was caused at the Garda Club in Stackstown. Senior Gardaí have insisted that these attempts at intimidation would not deter them from carrying out surveillance and investigations into certain criminal gangs.
Extra Garda patrols have now been employed around Cowper Downs and Meadow Bank in South Dublin following the previous night's attacks on over two hundred cars in the area.
Fine Gael justice spokesman, Sean Barrett, said that if more money was needed by the Gardaí to fight against criminal gangs, then the resources should be made available.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 February 1988. The reporter was Charlie Bird.