Two men have been arrested by gardaí investigating the theft of manhole covers in the Ennis area of Co Clare.

A 17-year-old and a 19-year-old were arrested this afternoon and are being held at Ennis Garda Station.

Fifteen manhole covers were recovered after gardaí searched a vehicle at Monreagh, Tubber.

The Road Safety Authority and gardaí say the removal of manhole covers is potentially lethal to road users.