A third man has been arrested in connection with an attempted ATM robbery in Virginia Co. Cavan early this morning.
Gardaí and plain clothes detectives stopped the robbery as a digger was being used to remove the bank machine from the wall on the Main Street in the town.
Two men were arrested in connection with the investigation.
In a follow up operation a third man was arrested and a substantial amount of cash was recovered in Co. Meath.
The suspects are being questioned at garda stations in Kells, Co. Meath, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan and Bailieboro Co. Cavan.