Gardaí in Dublin have seized a firearm and arrested two people in an operation targeting organised crime in the west of the city.
The loaded handgun was discovered after gardaí searched a car in Rathbourne Village, Ashtown late this afternoon.
A number of rounds of ammunition were also recovered.
A man and a woman, both aged in their 30s, were arrested at the scene.
They are currently being detained at Finglas Garda Station.
Gardaí said the operation targeting organised criminal activity is ongoing.