A man has been arrested in relation to five burglaries and two attempted burglaries in one day in Limerick city.
Shortly after 11pm on 31 July, gardaí from Henry Street were on patrol on O'Connell Street when they heard glass smashing and saw a man leaving a business premises following a burglary.
Gardaí arrested the man, aged in his 40s, and brought him to Henry Street Garda Station.
The same man was questioned and charged in relation to a number of other incidents.
They include: A burglary at an office on Lower Cecil Street, an attempted burglary at an office on Lower Mallow Street, a burglary at an apartment on Lower Mallow Street, a burglary at an office on Lower Mallow Street, an attempted burglary at a café on Mallow Street, and a burglary at a hair salon on O’Connell Street.
Separately, a man has been arrested in relation to three burglaries, a theft and a criminal damage incident in Co Clare.
Shortly after 3pm on 1 August, gardaí in Kilrush received a report of a possible burglary at a house on Toler Street.
When they arrived, gardaí saw a man coming out through a side window of the house.
Following a chase on foot, the man, who is aged in his 30s, was arrested.
He was also found to be in possession of a knife.
The man was held at Kilrush Garda Station and has since been charged.
He is also charged in relation to the following incidents: A burglary at a shop on Francis Street on 26 June, criminal damage to a shop on John Street on 31 May, burglary at a house on John Street on 31 May, and theft from a church in Kilrush on 23 March.