Gardaí have seized a suspected sawn-off shotgun and ammunition in Cork city.
It was part of an intelligence-led operation on Tuesday.
Officers from the Serious Crime Investigation Unit in Cork city carried out a search of an area next to the cemetery off Skehard Road at 2.30pm.
During the search, they located what appeared to be a single barrel shotgun that had the stock and the barrel sawn off.
Three shotgun cartridges were also located nearby.
A further search of the area was carried out by the dog unit and members of the divisional search team, but no other items were found.
The suspected shotgun and ammunition will now be sent for ballistic analysis.
No arrests have been made and Gardaí say the investigation is ongoing.