Thirteen people have been arrested in Dublin's south inner city during a garda operation targetting crime in the area.

Twelve properties were searched by gardaí from Pearse Street Garda Station yesterday morning.

The searches resulted in 13 people being arrested as part of investigations into offences including robbery, and assault, as well as public order and drug offences.

Ten of those arrested were charged and have appeared before the District Court, while three were detained for questioning.