Some of the proceeds of what gardai believe was a brothel run in Newbridge is to go to charity following a decision by the district court.
At Naas District Court on April 11, the State brought an application under the Police Property Act to forfeit to the State money which was found on the premises which gardai believe was previously run from a premises on the Cutlery road area in Newbridge.
After hearing the details, Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that €500 each go to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children cancer treatment section, Temple Street Children's Hospital and Sensational Kids.
The balance of a mix of currencies is to go to the Jack and Jill.
Sgt Jacob said that €1,700 plus currency from China, Hong Kong and the middle east were found. He said two women were said to be involved but were not charged with any offence.
Over the last six months gardai tried to contact them. They are believed to be out of the jurisdiction. He said there were other bank accounts found by gardai with huge amounts of money in them. He said there could be around €3,000 with an estimated €1,000 in Chinese currency.
The women who were arrested during the search, from Malaysia and of Chinese extraction, were not charged following consideration of the evidence by the Director of Public Prosecutions.