Gardaí have arrested two men and seized a firearm following a search operation at a Dublin service station last night.
Shortly before midnight, gardaí observed a motorbike in the Fortunestown Lane area of Tallaght, which failed to remain at the scene when requested to do by officers.
The vehicle was located a short time later at a service station on the N4 at Palmerstown.
A Garda search operation then ensued, which resulted in the recovery of a firearm.
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Two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 20s, were arrested at the scene.
They are currently being detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at Tallaght Garda station and can be held for up to 72 hours.
Investigations are ongoing, a Garda statement said.