Joan Burton reveals her home was broken into as she spoke at an event on crime.
Gardaí arrested a woman after neighbours of the Labour Party TD rang 999.
Ms Burton said she was “stunned” by the way the burglar managed to remove a window at the back of her home on the Navan Road.
Nothing was taken during the robbery because of the quick actions of Ms Burton’s neighbours who used a local WhatsApp group to raise the alarm.
She has now called for gardaí to use social media as a way of reacting to incidents such as this.