Gardaí in Dublin have seized a pistol and ammunition after they stopped a car in Clondalkin.

The car was stopped on the Neilstown Road at 7.20pm last night.

They searched a bag in the car and found a Glock pistol and 12 rounds of ammunition.

A man is his early 20s was arrested at the scene and is being held at Ronanstown Garda Station.

The gun and bullets have been sent for analysis to the Garda Ballistics Unit.