One in five gardai have been injured on the job in the last five years with almost a third injured in Donegal, according to figures from the Department of Justice.
The Times reports that more than 580 officers were injured last year, with the annual cost of compensation for injuries being 15 million euro.
More than 30% of Gardaí in Co Donegal, Co Louth, and the west Dublin region have been injured in the line of duty over the same period – the national average being 20%.
The figures reveal that Waterford is the most dangerous division with which to be stationed, with a third of all officers experiencing an injury since 2011.
Speaking at the launch of a new cross border taskforce, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said gardai face serious dangers while on the job: