4 men have been arrested in Dublin as part of investigations into robberies and attacks on sex workers.
7 assaults have taken place nationwide on sex workers since the middle of October.
Three properties were searched in the West of the city as part of Operation Quest yesterday.
Four men aged between 18 and 37 years of age are currently being held for questioning, while a fifth man arrested on foot of a bench warrant is appearing before the district court today.
The Operation was conducted by Gardaí from the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB), along with units from Dublin Metropolitan South Central, Western and Northern Divisions, and Longford/Roscommon Divisions.