Nine men have appeared in court charged in connection with two burglaries at two shops in Dublin on Friday night.

A Lidl supermarket was looted and bulldozed with a digger, while a Centra shop was also broken into.

Nine men were brought by gardaí to the Courts of Criminal Justice yesterday morning following the series of incident in west Dublin.

The Lidl supermarket on Fortunestown Lane was raided and looted, with the safe removed and found partially open outside.

The supermarket was then bulldozed with a stolen digger and the structure collapsed.

The Centra store in Jobstown was also broken into after a con saw was used to cut a hole in the front.

Civil defence, army trucks and snowploughs had to be utilised to bring Garda reinforcements to the scenes.


Source : RTE