34 arrests made on Wednesday as part of Gardaí "day of action" 2 years ago

34 arrests made on Wednesday as part of Gardaí "day of action"

34 people were arrested in a "day of action" as part of Operation Thor.

The operation, which was carried out by the Carlow/Kilkenny division of An Garda Síochána, has resulted in 14 charges, with others scheduled to appear before the court at a later date.


In a statement issued on Thursday afternoon, Gardaí detailed some of the action taken on Wednesday:

  • One man was arrested and is currently detained at Kilkenny Garda station in relation to a cannabis seizure with an estimated value of €25,000.
  • Two people appeared in court on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.
  • 12 people were remanded on bail and are due to appear in court at a later date.
  • Seven people were arrested and later released with files being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
  • Two people received a JLO, Garda Youth Diversion Office (GYDO) referral.
  • 10 arrests were made on foot of Active Bench Warrants.
  • Three vehicles were seized under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act 1994.

The arrests cover a variety of offences, including: suspicion of theft, assault, burglaries, possession of drugs for sale and supply, making threats and possessing a firearm.

Four German police officers, who were visiting and observing policing in Ireland, were also present during the operation.