Man arrested following discovery of a firearm in his car

A 25-year-old man has been arrested following the seizure of a firearm and a number of other implements in his car.

Gardaí on patrol stopped and searched the car at 5.30 pm yesterday on the North Circular Road, Dublin 1.

The man was the sole occupant of the car and was arrested and brought to Mountjoy Garda Station where he was detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

He was later released from custody and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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