Gardai have arrested five men as part of an investigation into recent robberies and assaults on sex workers.
Four of them were detained yesterday after three addresses in West Dublin were searched.
The men are aged between 18 and 37.
A fifth man was arrested on foot of a bench warrant and is now before the District Court.
The Operation was conducted by Gardaí from the Garda National Protective Services Bureau, along with units from Dublin Metropolitan South Central, Western and Northern Divisions, and Longford/Roscommon Divisions.
Gardai are appealing to any sex worker who may have been attacked to report it to them.
They have assured that all cases will be treated confidentially with compassion and sensitivity.