Gardaí are questioning seven men arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Co Tipperary overnight.
A group of men, understood to be members of a Dublin gang, broke into a house in Killenaule at around 3am this morning.
They took money and jewellery, as well the family's Kia jeep, before making their getaway.
A businessman and his wife and three children - aged under eight - are said to be traumatised after the incident.
Five of the suspects were arrested near Naas in Co Kildare, while two others were detained at Newland's Cross in Dublin following a high-speed chase.
Several units from the Garda Armed Intervention Unit chased them from Tipperary and were assisted by the Garda helicopter and specialised units from the defence forces.
Assistant Garda Commissioner, John Twomey, says the arrests were made under Operation Fiacla.