Two gardaí have been assaulted and a patrol car rammed during a search of a house in Dublin.

The incident happened at Meile an Rí, off Balgaddy Lane in Lucan, at around 6.45pm yesterday evening.

Gardaí from Ronanstown searched the house and seized heroin worth an estimated €48,000.

The injured officers were taken to Tallaght Hospital for treatment, but were later discharged.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Ronanstown Garda Station for questioning.

He has since been released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.