Fallon, Richard – Garda

Located at 24 Aran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 W620, this plaque honours Garda Richard Fallon, who was killed in the line of duty on 3rd April 1970.

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On the morning of 3rd April, 1970, three armed men robbed the Royal Bank of Ireland, Arran Quay, Dublin. On arrival at the scene Garda Fallon, with two colleagues, Garda Paul Firth and Garda Patrick Hunter, were confronted by the raiders. As the Gardai moved  towards them all three of the raiders fired repeatedly at the Gardai. Garda Fallon attempted to arrest the gunman nearest to him when he was shot by one of the other raiders and was fatally wounded.

The plaque was unveiled on 22nd July, 2020.