A senior Garda has denied suggestions there are 'no-go areas' for policing in Dublin.
The impact of the drugs trade on the city and the rise in gangland crime have raised fears that some areas of the capital are not safe.
Gardaí have been working to tackle the issue, and there have been major weapons seizures in recent months and years.
Members of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau say many of the weapons seized are "military-grade", and include the likes of revolvers and sub-machine guns.
In total, more than 100 guns have been seized since the bureau was established in 2015.
Some of the 101 firearms seized by GNDOCB since 2015.
'This display shows our success in our continuing campaign against organised crime. We will continue to be unrelenting in our pursuit against those who participate in organised crime. Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll pic.twitter.com/a95UtDusQK
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) July 29, 2019
Meanwhile, John O'Driscoll, the Assistant Commissioner of Special Crime Operations, said gardaí will deal with crime wherever it happens.
Speaking to Newstalk's Henry McKean, he said: "There's no 'no-go area' in this jurisdiction from the perspective of policing, and we will tackle crime wherever it takes place.
"That's not to say that some places aren't more difficult to police than others.
"But we join with other agencies of the State in trying to bring about a better situation for future generations, and to try to discourage those who currently use drugs from continuing."
He also added that the community needs to help tackle the issue of drug use.
Assistant Commissioner O'Driscoll suggested: "We in An Garda Síochana do not claim that we're going to solve the problem of drug use on our own.
"But we can tackle some aspects of it, and some of the significant criminal aspects of it."