Man arrested in Monard

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A man was arrested in Monard this morning in connection with a home invasion in which three elderly siblings were tied up and injured.

The incident happened in the Kilduff area In Pallasgreen when two masked men armed with knives broke into a house which they ramsacked and then tied up the residents.

All three were taken to the Mid West Regional Hospital in Limerick for treatment.

The arrest was made during a pre-planned garda operation at 7o’clock this morning.

He is being held by gardai under section 50 of the Offences Against the State Act.