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Gun scare at Portmarnock Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

Portmarnock HotelThe manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team, Steve Staunton,  was confronted by a man at gunpoint outside the luxuruious 84-room  Portmarnock Hotel this evening, prior to the team’s friendly match against Holland on Wednesday. A man was later arrested on a nearby beach.    The incident comes nearly three years after  two armed men entered the hotel’s lobby, fired a shotgun into the ceiling and fled with £690, as the players enjoyed an evening meal.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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