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Man Arrested For Damaging A Church In Offaly

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon.

A man has been arrested after causing damage to a church in Offaly.

Gardaí responded to a call of a man acting suspicously at St. Mary's Church in Edenderry at about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

The man has since been charged for causing criminal damage and for possession of a screwdriver to attempt to break open the church's offertory box, according to gardaí.

During a follow-up search, gardaí also discovered a quantity of drugs.

The man appeared in court this morning and investigations are continuing.

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