Eight people have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries in the Dún Laoghaire area of Co Dublin.

Gardaí made the arrestes following burglaries at a number of premises in Dún Laoghaire, Blackrock, Dundrum and Cabinteely.

Officers searched houses in Tallaght and Wicklow today and arrested seven men, aged between 19 and 23, and a 21-year-old woman.

They recovered jewellery, clothing, a computer, electronic equipment and a car as part of the operation.

Two men and a woman are due to appear before Dún Laoghaire and Tallaght district courts this morning.

The remaining five are being detained at garda stations in Dublin.