Northern Ireland

Seven arrested during Dublin searches

Garda vehicle

Irish police have carried out a series of planned searches at homes and businesses in the Dublin area.

Officers from police sections including the National Drugs Unit and the Criminal Assets Bureau launched the searches on Monday morning.

More than 20 searches tok place and six men and a woman have been arrested.

The searches were part of an operation targeting organised crime activity, including drug trafficking, firearms offences and money-laundering.

Those arrested range in ages from 17 to 33.