The GRA is calling for more protection for officers who face danger every day.
A midlands garda is shaken up after suffering a "vicious attack in broad day light".
That's according to Garda Representaive Association Member in Westmeath Conor Staunton, who also says it highlights the dangers his colleagues face every day they go into work.
The officer sustained face and hand injuries in the incident in Athlone on Tuesday morning.
Garda Staunton says it's time something was done to protect members from being assaulted: