Inspector says burglary arrest should give public reasurance

A man has been arrested following a a burglary at the home of a 69-year-old woman in Kilmacrennan in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí say he forced his way into her bedroom and demanded cash before fleeing empty-handed. The woman, who was alone in the house, was not injured in the incident.

A 24-year-old man was arrested a short time later.

Inspector Michael Harrison has been giving more details and says the arrest should reassure people that gardai are actively persuing those responsible for recent burglaries: