Five men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into organised crime.

Gardaí, assisted by the Emergency Response Unit, stopped two cars in the village of Kill, Co Kildare, at 1am and arrested the occupants.

Two firearms, seized during a search of the cars, have been removed for further examination.

The men, who are all in their 30s, are being questioned at Clondalkin and Ballyfermot Garda Stations in Dublin.