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The Dublin Fire Brigade's rescue boat on the River Liffey on Monday night

The Dublin Fire Brigade's rescue boat on the River Liffey on Monday night

The Dublin Fire Brigade's rescue boat on the River Liffey on Monday night

Four men have been arrested after a stolen boat was recovered from the River Liffey on Monday night.

Shortly before midnight on Monday, gardaí in Irishtown responded to reports of a boat being stolen from a rowing club in Ringsend.

Gardaí attended the scene and a boat with four people on board was spotted stranded on the River Liffey.

They had drifted east of the Tom Clark East-Link bridge and into the Dublin Port shipping channel.

A rescue operation involving Dublin Fire Brigade’s water-rescue trained firefighters brought the men to safety at North Wall Quay a short time later by using a rescue boat.

No injuries were reported.

The men, who are aged in their late 20s, were arrested and brought to Irishtown Garda Station.

All four have since been charged and released to appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court next month.

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