Joan Burton reveals burglary while attending community meeting on crime is latest of many at her home

Joan Burton reveals burglary while attending community meeting on crime is latest of many at her home

The house of former Tánaiste, Joan Burton, has been burgled while she attended a community gathering on crime.

Gardaí had called the meeting in Huntstown following a wave of attacks in her constituency in west Dublin.

A female suspect was arrested at the house after neighbours noticed suspicious activity.

Deputy Burton says everyone is okay, but she will now have to reassess her security.

Ms Burton said: "The burglar, who appears to have been a woman, thought she was able to take out one of the panes of glass in our kitchen window and there wasn't a scratch on it.

"So I have to say that shocked me more than anything else."

Deputy Burton says the alarm was raised by her neighbours.

She said: "I have the unfortunate experience of being broken into on many occasions and on each occasion you just give thanks nobody has been hurt.

"Then you have a look again at security and see what you can do to upgrade and modernise security.

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