'So-called tiger kidnappings are a particularly callous and cowardly form of crime. Our thoughts must be with the victims of such a despicable crime earlier today as well as the hope that they can recover from their dreadful ordeal.

I commend the actions of the Gardaí in their determined efforts to thwart those who carry out such evil acts and ensure that they are brought to justice.'

25 September 2014

ENDS