A 27-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with the seizure of two firearms in west Dublin last Friday.

William McCarthy, of Spencer Dock in Dublin, was brought before a special sitting of Dublin District Court charged with unlawful possession of two revolvers and ten rounds of ammunition.

Gardaí say two cars were stopped and searched in Monastery Gate Avenue in Clondalkin on Friday afternoon and two loaded guns were seized.

Detective Garda Anthony Kennedy of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

He told the court that he arrested the accused at 8.55pm on Saturday.

The court was told that when the charges were put to him he made no reply.

There was no application for bail and legal aid was granted.

Judge Alan Mitchell remanded the accused in custody to Cloverhill, to appear again on 6 April.