Gardaí are questioning three men and two women after a sawn-off shotgun, ammunition and cash were recovered after officers stopped a car on the M7 in Co Tipperary.

Gardaí stopped and searched the car near Knockalton yesterday.

All five people - aged between 19 and 22 - were arrested at the scene.

They are being held at Nenagh, Thurles and Templemore Garda Stations.