Shock as elderly, blind man is robbed in Manorcunningham

There is uproar in Manorcunningham this afternoon after it emerged that a blind, elderly man living alone in the area was targeted by robbers over night.

While details are sketchy, the man was physically un-harmed but is said to have been distressed by the ordeal.

A chip shop in the same area was also robbed while a car was also stolen.

Local Councillor Paul Canning says last night's events represent a new low: