Investigation launched after "large sum of cash" stolen from pub once owned by Joe Biden's ancestors 3 months ago

Investigation launched after "large sum of cash" stolen from pub once owned by Joe Biden's ancestors

No arrests have been made.

An investigation has been launched after a "large sum of cash" was stolen from a pub in Louth once owned by Joe Biden's ancestors.

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A robbery took place in the pub, named after a relative of Biden's maternal great-great-grandfather Owen Finnegan, from the Cooney Peninsula in Louth, on Monday night.

The current US President had previously visited the pub while on a trip to Ireland in 2016.

Lily Finnegans is one of the oldest known public houses in Louth and officially dates back to the early 1800s when it was known as 'Sloans Bar'.

However, it is thought the pub first opened its doors many years before that.

A Garda spokesperson told JOE on Wednesday that Gardaí responded to a report of a burglary at a premises in Greenore in Louth on 4 October, at approximately 4am.

A large sum of cash was taken from the scene.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident as of yet and investigations are ongoing.

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