Gardai from Tipperary, with colleagues from Laois and Offaly have recovered a substantial amount of jewellery which is believed to have been stolen from a shop in Athlone during Storm Emma.
The operation was carried out by gardaí and detectives based in Tipperary, Portlaoise and Tullamore. They made the arrests at a house in the Ballaghmore area on the Laois Tipperary border.
Three males were arrested during the operation.
The suspects are being held at stations in Portlaoise, Tullamore and Nenagh where they are to be questioned in relation to their possible involvement in the robbery from a jewellery shop in the Co Westmeath town in which up to €250,000 worth of goods were stolen.