FOLLOWING searches of a number of properties in both Portlaoise and Cork, gardaí uncovered a major amount of power tools that had been stolen in the Carlow and Kilkenny area.
The searches were carried out by the Garda Detective Squad from Kilkenny and were part of the targeting of the ongoing criminal activities of an organised crime gang.
In all 95 items of property and power tools were recovered. One person was arrested and detained and has been brought before the courts.
Gardaí have located a number of owners of the items and are asking anyone who may have had such property stolen to get in contact with them at Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777000.