Of those arrested, four are men aged between 19 and 27 years old and one female understood to be just 17 years old. All suspects were detained this morning following a series of searches in the counties of Tipperary and Limerick.
These arrests came about as part of Operation Fiacla, a Garda plan put in place some two years ago, which has proven extremely successful at gathering intelligence on travelling gangs that traverse the motorways around Ireland, carrying out often large scale burglaries.
The five are now understood to be detained separately at Nenagh, Roxboro Road, Newcastle West, Henry Street and Shannon Garda Stations.
Operation Fiacla was instigated initially following a continued period in which burglaries continued to rise significantly, despite a decline in almost all other forms of crime, since the onset of the Irish recession.