A 44-year-old woman has been remanded in custody after being charged with a burglary at the home of former tánaiste Joan Burton last night.

Elaine Waters, of no fixed abode, was arrested and taken to the Bridewell Garda Station before being brought before Dublin District Court.

She was charged with a burglary offence by allegedly trespassing at the Old Cabra Road in Dublin with intent to commit theft.

The offence is contrary to Section 12 of the Theft and Fraud Act.

Ms Waters is due to appear in court again on Thursday.

Ms Burton's house was broken into while she was attending a meeting on public order issues.