Three men allege they were unlawfully assaulted by gardaí – suffering facial and other injuries –  while participating in an early-morning protest near the Corrib gas refinery in north Mayo on January 19th, 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A verdict is expected on Friday in the actions for damages by three local men over alleged assaults on them by gardaí during a protest against the She(...)

Patrick (left) and Martin O Donnell (centre) and  Patrick Coyle. They have sued the Garda Commissioner and State for damages over being allegedly assaulted by gardaí during a 2007 protest. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Two gardaí, a father and son, have denied assaulting protesters during a demonstration against the Shell Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo. Garda Marvin (...)

 Sgt Dermot Butler told the High Court that certain protocols applied when a complaint was made about a garda. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Garda sergeant has told the High Court he did not see any assaults by gardaí on three men during a protest against the Shell Corrib gas refinery in(...)