Seven men arrested following raid on businessman’s home in Tipperary

Garda Van - SideSeven men have been arrested following a raid on a businessman’s family home in Co Tipperary. Three children aged under eight – were in the house in Killenaule at the time of the incident – along with their parents. Five of the suspects were arrested shortly after the burglary – while two others were detained on the outskirts of Dublin. At around 3 o’clock this morning – seven men – understood to be members of a Dublin gang – broke into a house in Killenaule in Co Tipperary. Three children aged under 8 were in the property along with their parents when the raiders forced their way in. They took money and jewellery – as well the family’s Kia jeep – before making their getaway. A short time later at around 4.30 this morning – armed Gardai stopped a car near Naas in Co Kildare and arrested five of the men. The two other culprits – who were driving the family’s jeep – were detained at around 9 am at Newland’s Cross in Dublin following a high speed chase – involving a number of units – including the Armed Intervention Unit and the Garda helicopter. The arrests were made as part Operation Fiacla – targetting criminal gangs involved in robberies around the country. They seven men – aged in their 20s – are being held at various Garda Stations under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act.