A man in his 30s has been arrested after gardaí found a firearm during a search of a hotel room in Limerick city.

The search was carried out at a location on the Ennis Road at around 10.30pm last night.

A firearm and a silencer were recovered during the search, which was conducted by gardaí from Roxboro Road who were assisted by the Regional Support Unit.

The detained man is being held at Roxboro Road Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act.