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Five quizzed over foiled robbery

Five men are being questioned after an armed robbery was foiled at the home of a businessman.

Two men were arrested near the scene of the aggravated burglary in the Glounthaune area of east Cork late on Sunday night with another two detained in the early hours of the morning following an extensive air and ground search.

Garda said a fifth man was later arrested.

No one was injured in the incident, and it is unclear whether there were family members at the house at the time of the attempted robbery.

A Garda spokesman said the suspects are aged in their 30s and are being held at Midleton and Cobh Garda stations.

They can be detained for up to seven days under anti-gangland legislation, Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Elsewhere, gardai in Waterford have arrested a man suspected of breaking into a family home with a machete.

The aggravated burglary happened at a house in Meadowbank on Cork Road at about 2am.

Gardai said a man carrying a machete forced his way into the house and threatened one of the residents. He fled the scene when gardai arrived and no one was injured.

A spokesman said: "Gardai investigating the incident arrested a man in his late 20s at midday today in the Waterford area. He is currently detained at Waterford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984."

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