Man due in court after in connection with Dublin hostage situation

A man in his 40s is due in court this afternoon after a woman was held hostage in a house in Dublin.

Gardaí were called to a house in Ballyogan Green, Dublin 18, at approximately 11.20am yesterday, due to a disturbance.

A Defence Forces bomb disposal team was requested as a precaution.

A woman in her 30s was held hostage in the house by a man. After a short period of time, the woman left the house unharmed.

After constant contact with negotiators, the man left the house at about 3.30pm. He was taken to hospital for treatment, and subsequently charged by gardaí.

A replica firearm was recovered in the building.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to hit-and-run and shooting incident in Dublin

Fianna Fáil calls on HSE head to clarify what he knew about 'Grace' reports

Inquest reveals tragedy of man's accidental death while preparing for mother's funeral

Former SF Councillor and father admit falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill man


Today's Stories

Hospitals dumping €1m of milk formula: study

Teenage sweethearts among five killed on roads in past three days

Undocumented Irish in US make video to highlight plight

Barry Cowen rejects EU warning on water

Lifestyle

Norman Reedus explains how The Walking Dead is keeping one step ahead

Meet the US firefighter running the Cork City Marathon with his severely ill daughter

'You’re doing phenomenally well with brilliant men; why wouldn’t you want brilliant women too?'

Damien Enright: The fascinating Armoured Ground Crickets are perfect look-alikes for horror-film aliens

More From The Irish Examiner