36 people have been arrested following days of Garda activity in the Kilkenny-Carlow area.

The operation was aimed at preventing crime and disrupting criminal activity.

31 were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act on suspicion of theft, assault, fraud, burglary and the misuse of drugs.  

21 people have already been charged and will appear at local sittings of Kilkenny District Court in the coming weeks. 

24 people were arrested on foot of existing warrants, with a total of 28 warrants executed.

In total 12 properties were searched.