Gardaí have arrested one of the principal figures in one of Limerick's feuding criminal gangs.

Gerard Dundon, a senior member of the McCarthy Dundon gang, was arrested in Limerick this afternoon on a committal warrant.

He was sentenced to ten months in prison last July for 34 road traffic offences.

Dundon was targetted by a special garda operation and stopped while driving a bullet proof luxury car while disqualified and with no insurance.