Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in the north Kildare area overnight.

Gardaí in the Leixlip District were conducting searches after receiving reports of burglaries in the Maynooth and Celbridge areas.

During the searches a vehicle failed to stop for gardaí when requested to do so.

The vehicle was subsequently stopped by gardaí on the Cappagh Road in Dublin 11.

The two men who were in the car, aged 35 and 25, were arrested a short time later.

They were brought to Leixlip Garda Station where they are being detained.