Investigation after gardaí seize firearm in Dublin

Michael Bolton

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a firearm was seized in Finglas, Dublin on Tuesday night.

A search of the area was conducted and a suspected rifle was recovered concealed behind shrubs and bushes.

The rifle was made safe and will be sent to the Garda Ballistics Unit for further analysis.

Investigations into all the circumstances of this seizure are ongoing.

Speaking about this seizure this morning, Chief Superintendent Michael McNulty of the Blanchardstown Garda Division said, "I would like to commend the Garda members involved in this excellent seizure for helping to ensure another dangerous firearm is off our streets.

"This seizure was the result of ongoing proactive patrols in the DMR West where Gardaí continue to maintain a presence, and is yet another example of the tireless work conducted by Gardaí patrolling our streets every day to help keep people safe”.