Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into bogus tradesmen in Clondalkin, Co Dublin. 

The men, both aged in their 20s, were arrested yesterday and detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

Gardaí had received reports that a man in his 80s was contacted by two men informing him that he needed a considerable amount of work to be carried out on his property. 

The man handed over a substantial sum of cash but the work was never undertaken. 

Gardaí carried out an investigation and arrested two men as a result. 

Both men have since been charged and are due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court today.