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Varadkar contacts Garda chief over spate of burglaries in Castleknock

Taoiseach’s letter to constituents says he takes the issue ‘extremely seriously’ and has contacted Drew Harris about it

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

5th January, 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has contacted Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about a spate of burglaries in Castleknock. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has contacted Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about a spate of “very traumatic” burglaries in his constituency.

The incidents included a burglary gang threatening a mother with a screwdriver to force her to open her house safe while her two children were in bed. Another house was ransacked for 20 minutes by four burglars who had cut the alarm. And local residents reported that 10-15 homes were being burgled per night...

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