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Employee held over Irish Republic's largest bank raid

Bank of Ireland in Dublin city centre
The money was taken from the Bank of Ireland at College Green in Dublin

A Bank of Ireland employee has been arrested in connection the Irish Republic's biggest ever bank robbery.

More then 7m euros (£6.2m) was stolen when a gang forced a bank official to take the cash out of the College Green branch in Dublin in February last year.

The gang held the bank official's girlfriend until the money was handed overn.

A man in his 20s was arrested on Thursday and is being held at Naas in County Kildare.

Two men were charged in connection with the robbery last year.

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