A rally has been held in Ballyfermot, Dublin to show solidarity with An Garda Síochána following an alleged assault on two officers in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The demonstration outside the garda station was attended by people from the communities of Ballyfermot and beyond.

It was organised by local youth services and community groups.

Supt Tony Twomey thanked all those who attended for their support saying "it's indicative of the people of Dublin 10."

Michael O'Brien and Linda Anderson said they have been living in the community for 70 years.

Ms Anderson said: "It’s a great community, we love living here, the majority of people are all good."

Ciara Blair from St John Ambulance took part in the rally because she has worked closely with gardaí during events like Halloween.

She said: "We provided medical cover while they did crowd control for the Halloween festival that's run in Ballyfermot every year".

Supt Twomey, Inspector Paul Mayock and a number of other officers based at Ballyfermot garda station thanked those who had gathered.