Gardaí investigating a supermarket robbery have arrested five people and seized guns.
Staff at a Londis outlet at Ferndale in Wexford town were confronted by two armed men shortly after 8am.
They threatened staff with handguns and stole a quantity of cash.
In a follow up operation, gardai arrested four men – two in their 20s and two in their 40s – and a woman believed to be in her 40s.
They also seized a shotgun and two handguns.
“The five are detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and may be detained for up to 72 hours,” said a Garda spokesman.
Meanwhile, gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a post office robbery at Donnybrook in Dublin earlier today.
Two men entered the premises via a rear door and lay in wait until two staff members arrived shortly after 9am.
One raider threatened staff with a knife and stole a quantity of cash.
Nobody was injured during the raid.
One raider is described as 5ft 10in and of heavy build. The other was 5ft 7in with a light build. Both covered their faces with scarves.