We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Aughrim Street

Minister's car stolen from outside his constituency office

Joe Costello was in his office working when the robbery occurred.

THE JUNIOR MINISTER for Foreign Affairs Joe Costello has said that having his car stolen at the weekend “makes things awkward”.

Costello was working in his constituency office in Aughrim Street, on Dublin’s northside, on Saturday when thieves made off with the car just before 11am.

There has been no sign of the silver Skoda Octavia, registration plate 05-MH-3133, but Costello says that he feels it will show up.

According to The Herald, who reported the story today, it is the second time Costello has had a car stolen since coming to office.

“It’s my own car and I don’t have a driver,” he told

It’s very awkward because I have a lot of ministerial events to go to and I have to get to them.

“I’ll have to get a car and hope that my own shows up.

“I hope that it will show up in one piece because there was nothing of value in it, but in what condition is the question. I hope it isn’t too long.”

Costello has reported the matter to gardaí.

Read: Man charged over burglary at Minister Alan Shatter’s home

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.