Two men have been arrested by Gardaí in Dublin over a suspected plot to kill.
They were detained as a result of an intelligence-led operation on Friday.
It involved members of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) - supported by Crime and Security Section and the Emergency Response Unit.
Gardaí searched a premises in the Clondalkin area.
The two men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested.
A loaded gun and ammunition was also seized.
They are both being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Clondalkin Garda station.
Speaking on Saturday, Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll said: "This is yet another successful intervention by the Garda Síochána in a potential threat to life incident, involving the seizure of a loaded firearm and the arrest of suspects".