A man is in critical condition at Tallaght University Hospital after being shot dead on a cattle farm today (Tuesday February 22).

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the incident near Hazel Grove around 1:00 p.m., where a man in his 30s was treated by paramedics for a reported head injury, before being transported emergency in the hospital in an ambulance.

A man in his 50s has been arrested and is currently being held at Tallaght Garda station.

It is believed that a dog was also shot during the incident.

Gardaí preserved the scene so that a technical examination could take place. Detectives leading the investigation do not believe the shooting is related to organized crime at this stage.

Beef farm owner is ‘completely decent’

Independent Councilor for South Dublin, Allan Edge knows the farmer who owns the land.

He said Agriland:

“He is a very decent man, the salt of the earth, and everything that has happened and everything that is unfolding is tragic and will no doubt have a devastating impact.

“We just have to wait for more details from the investigation, but I hope anyone injured is okay and my thoughts are with everyone involved.”

Guard investigation

A garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí are investigating a serious shooting incident which occurred at premises in the Hazel Grove area of ​​Tallaght, Co. Dublin this afternoon.

“Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene just after 1:00 p.m.

“A man, in his 30s, apparently suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to Tallaght University Hospital where he is in critical condition.

“A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene. He is currently being held at Tallaght Guardhouse under Section 30 of the Offenses Against the State Act.

“Gardaí is appealing to anyone with information who may have been from the Hazel Grove area of ​​Tallaght to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.