Three young males charged over Cherry Orchard Garda car ramming incident

Four juveniles were arrested in west Dublin on Monday morning

Three young males have been charged in connection with the incident in Cherry Orchard in which a Garda car was rammed.

The three were charged on Monday evening, and are due to appear before Dublin Children’s Court on Tuesday morning.

A fourth young male has been referred to the juvenile youth diversion programme, in accordance with the Children’s Act, 2001.

The four were arrested by gardaí from Ballyfermot, Clondalkin and Rathcoole Garda stations on Monday.


The ramming incident on September 19th was cheered on by a group of onlookers. It was recorded and a video of the incident was widely circulated on social media.

The gardaí in the rammed car have since signed off work and are receiving support from their colleagues and the organisation.

The incident was the subject of an extensive garda investigation, which is still ongoing.

Gardaí continue to appeal to anyone with information to contact the incident room at Ballyfermot Garda station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times