Gardai are investigating ram-raid at pub premises

By Maurice Garvey

GARDAI are investigating a ram-raiding incident at the Swallows Pub in Clondalkin, which occurred late on Sunday night/ in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Echo understands a car was used to ram a side door and exterior brick wall at the Deansrath Shopping Centre premises, but was unsuccessful in it’s attempts.

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Gardai are investigating a ram-raid at the Swallows pub

The Swallows Pub was open for business as usual on Monday morning, but work had to be carried out to repair the damage.

Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating the incident, and have yet to determine if it was a case of vandalism, or an attempted robbery of the popular public house, which also contains an ATM machine inside.

The car used in the incident was driven away from the scene before gardai arrived, and is likely to have suffered extensive damage.

A Clondalkin garda spokesperson said: “There was a lot of damage done to a wall, but there was no entry to the premises. A lot of damage for no reason. Investigations are ongoing.”

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The area repaired following the ram-raid

A local resident told The Echo: “They have a new side door and the red brick is already rebuilt. It must have cost them to get it done so quickly.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Clondalkin Garda Station at 666 7600.

The Echo contacted the Swallows pub and they were unavailable for comment.

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