It is a sad fact and a worrying development that Gardaí, and particularly those who undertake public order policing, are frequently personally targeted and subjected to vile abuse and threats, particularly online. At the protest itself, the Gardaí were subject to sustained abuse, including in one incident, racist abuse. I condemn that behaviour as I’m sure all members of this House do. Where behaviour crosses the line into criminality, it may be investigated but it would be preferable if the crime didn’t occur at all and I am appealing to people to recognise that Gardaí simply doing their jobs should not be targeted in this way. This is a message that needs to go out from this House, and from all sides, and I would ask colleagues to join me in reinforcing that message.