The Taoiseach has said he intends to visit a school in west Dublin after a gunman fired shots at two men yesterday afternoon.

Speaking in the Dáil, Leo Varadkar said he was "really shocked" at the shooting, which occurred outside the Riversdale Community College, in Blanchardstown, which is in the Taoiseach's constituency.

Mr Varadkar said a member of his constituency staff was visiting the school today to see if there was any additional supports which could be provided, and he said he would visit the school himself in the coming days. 

He commended the principal and staff for locking down the school,and said he was thankful that nobody was hurt and that the gunman did not manage to gain access to the school grounds.

"It does relate to an ongoing feud, a turf war involving drug dealers in the area" he said. 

He said the Minister for Justice had informed him that significant progress had been made in tackling this particular feud. 

"There are now high visibility controls in the area, and specialist units, including the garda dog unit have carried out searches in Corduff with the assistance of the armed support unit.

"These searches have resulted in the seizure of five sawn off shotguns as well as other weapons and quantity of controlled drugs", he said.

Mr Varadkar said gardaí would continue to monitor and disrupt the activities of these gangs.