Gardaí say a substantial quantity of stolen property, counterfeiting equipment and illegal fireworks have been seized following raids on a number of unauthorised halting sites at Dunsink Lane in Dublin this morning.

Six people have been arrested, four on charges of violent disorder, one on suspected road traffic offences and one in relation to a stolen car.

Eight sites were searched this morning by a large number of gardaí backed up by detectives from Finglas and Blanchardstown and the public order unit.

A number of weapons were also recovered including three bows and arrows, a spear gun along with several thousand euro worth of power tools which gardaí believe were stolen.

Gardaí say they believe a number of people will be charged as a result of this operation.