Two men in their 30s have been arrested after a firearm and ammunition were seized in Dublin.
One man was arrested when a car was stopped by police on the Naas dual carriageway shortly before 15:00 local time.
The suspected firearm and ammunition were recovered from this vehicle.
Shortly afterwards, a second car was stopped on the Long Mile Road in the west of the city and another man was arrested.
Both cars were stopped as part of an ongoing investigation into organised crime in the city.
The men are being held under the Republic of Ireland's Offences Against the State Act.