Irish minister in armed robbery hold-up

Ireland FlagDublin/London - An Irish government minister was among several hostages held by robbers at a golf resort hotel in southern Ireland, the British Press Association
(PA) reported Monday.

It said Dick Roche, Ireland's minister for European Affairs, and several members of staff and guests at the Marriott Hotel in county Wicklow, southern Ireland, were held in the armed raid.

The raiders escaped with an undisclosed sum of money in car, the Garda (Irish police) said. No one was injured. (dpa)