GARDAI have seized a number of firearms including three rifles and two shotguns during a search operation tonight.
"As part of an ongoing investigation into criminal activity Gardai carried out a search operation at a house in the Kilclare area of Tallaght on the 30th April 2013," a garda spokesman said.
During the search three rifles, a revolver, two sawn-off shotguns and a large amount of ammunition were seized.
"A technical examination of the scene has been completed and the arms seized have been removed for further examination," the spokesman added.
No arrests have been made to date and enquiries are ongoing.