There has been an aggravated burglary in Co. Longford overnight.
Gardaí say a number of men entered a house in Edgeworthstown at around 1.30am this morning and threatened the occupants at knife point.
The occupants managed to raise the alarm and Gardaí arrived as the intruders were leaving the scene.
Gardaí managed to arrest a 41-year-old man after chasing him on foot, and a 24-year-old man was later arrested near the scene during a follow-up operation.
All belongings taken in the burglary have been recovered and a car has also been seized by Gardaí.
The two men are being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Granard and Longford Garda Stations, and can be held for up to 24 hours.