Two men are in custody following the discovery of a firearm in Co Cork.
Detectives arrested a 45-year-old and a 32-year-old in the Watergrasshill area of north Cork at around 8.30am.
The men are being held under Section 30 of the Offences against the State act and have been taken to Cobh Garda Station for questioning.
Gardaí also recovered a handgun in a wooded area nearby. Today's arrests were made as part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity in the Cork area.