A man has been arrested after a firearm was seized in north Longford.
Local Gardai arrested a man after a vehicle was stopped on suspicion of road traffic offences.
A man aged in his 40s was arrested and a subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a handgun and ammo as well as a balaclava, firearm holster and other items.
The man was taken to Granard Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.
The firearm and ammunition has been sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.