Four arrested following Christmas Eve incident in Killarney

Tuesday, December 29

Gardaí carried out a number of arrests in the Killarney area in relation to an assault and public order incident which occurred in Co Kerry in the early hours of Christmas Eve.

During  a Garda operation yesterday, four properties in the Hazelwood Estate in Killarney were were searched as part of an investigation into incidents of criminality in the estate over the Christmas period.

A number of items believed to be weapons were seized during these searches, including baseball bats, slash hooks and pitchforks.

Two of the persons arrested, a man and a woman both aged in their 40s are being detained in Killarney Garda Station while two other arrested males, aged in their 20s are being detained in Tralee Garda Station.  All are being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

All four persons have been charged and are scheduled to appear before Mallow District Court on Tuesday morning.