Man arrested following Bunratty robbery

Man arrested following Bunratty robbery

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A man is due in court this morning following an armed robbery at a retail premises in Bunratty yesterday.

Gardaí were called to the shop at around 2.30pm yesterday after a man entered the shop carrying a knife.

Staff were threatened before the raider left the scene on foot with a small amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident.

Soon afterwards, Gardaí from Shannon detained a 32-year-old man and recovered a small amount of cash and a knife. A car was also seized as part of the investigation.

The man was taken to Ennis Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning.

He is expected to appear before a sitting of Ennis District Court this morning charged in connection with the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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