As part of an operation carried out by Gardaí in the east of the country, a number of properties were searched today that were suspected to be that of brothels.
Gardaí in Kilkenny and Carlow were assisted by the National Digital Intelligence Unit and conducted an operation that also included an investigation into potential victims of Human Trafficking.
A total of seven premises were searched where prostitution was suspected, three in Kilkenny and four in Carlow.
Evidence of prostitution was discovered at all of these premises and all were closed down and a number of exhibits seized.
Investigations and enquiries are ongoing to further this investigation. No arrests have been made.
In a further operation on Friday, fifteen inspections were carried out at Fast Food Outlets, Restaurants and Nail Bars by local Garda Immigration Officers in the Kilkenny and Carlow districts.
One person was arrested for immigration offences in Carlow and she was taken to Carlow District Court this afternoon.
Investigations are continuing and Gardaí say that no further information is available at this time.