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Listen: ICCL Says Spit Hoods, Ordered By Gardai, Are Degrading.

: 03/26/2020 - 17:36

Controversial spit hoods that will be deployed to front line Gardai during the current crisis could cost the state up to 50 thousand euro.

16 thousand of them will be issued to protect Gardai from being coughed at or spat on by suspects.

Gardai say a number of investigations are underway into a number of incidents where Gardai and healthcare workers have been deliberately targeted.

But Doireann Ansbro from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties say spit hoods are degrading and unnecessary:

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