A MAN HAS been charged after the home of Alan Shatter was burgled while the justice minister was away on a St Patrick’s Day trip.
The man in his 20s is due to appear at Dun Laoghaire District Court this morning over the break-in, which happened on Sunday night at Shatter’s home in Dundrum, south Dublin.
Meanwhile a second man is in custody after being arrested in Dublin yesterday afternoon. He is currently being held at Blackrock garda station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act.
Shatter is currently on a trip to Australia for the St Patrick’s Day festivities. He has been informed of the break-in.
It’s not known whether anything was taken.
The Irish Examiner reports that a security review is currently under way after the break-in. It is no longer standard procedure for ministers’ homes to be given protection from uniformed gardaí.