A man has been charged following the seizure of over €50,000 of suspected cannabis plants in Co Tipperary.

The man, who is in his 60s, was arrested yesterday after the search of a house in north Tipperary.

Gardaí discovered two rooms converted into grow houses. One of the rooms was found through a concealed door that was hidden behind a shelving unit.

All of the suspected cannabis plants were seized and will now be sent for analysis.

Both grow houses were fitted out with extractor fans, timers for the various lighting, heaters and an irrigation systems.

The man was arrested at the scene.

He has been charged and is due to appear before Thurles District Court later this month on 26 May.