A female garda is receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at St James Hospital in Dublin this evening after a garda patrol car was rammed this afternoon.

Gardaí were responding to a report of the unauthorised taking of car in Ballyfermot when a patrol car was rammed.

Three men, two of whom were in their 20s and one in his late teens, were arrested at the scene.

Two were charged in connection with this incident and the third on another matter.

Two of the men appeared in Dublin District Court this afternoon and were remanded on bail to appear at a later date.

Another man was charged and bailed from the station.