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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