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.

Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Nine Romanians arrested in operation combating 'large scale burglaries'

Seven men and two women are arrested in early-morning raids, and remain in custody.

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED nine Romanian nationals as part of what they describe as an operation to combat “large scale burglaries” in Dublin city centre.

The nine individuals – seven men and two women – were all arrested in raids at around 7:15am this morning by Gardaí from the Pearse Street station, and are currently being detained at various Garda stations across the capital.

Five of the males, aged between their mid-teens and mid-30s, are detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

Another two men, aged 27 and 22, are being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

One female, 23, was arrested in respect of outstanding arrest warrants, and has appeared in the courts this morning. Another female, 35, was removed to prison under immigration laws.