Gardai have reportedly found a firearm during their excavation in Chapelizod as part of the Trevor Deely cold case.
The 22 year old from Naas in Co. Kildare disappeared after his office Christmas party in Coppers in 2000.
He was last seen on CCTV walking along Haddington Road in the early hours of the 8th of December.
It's understood one line of inquiry for officers is whether Trevor was shot by a well known criminal before being buried in an area of scrubland near the banks of the Liffey.
The Herald, Irish Independent and Irish Daily Mail all carry reports this morning that a gun was found by officers taking part in the dig.
Gardai will have to establish whether the firearm has any connection to Trevor's disappearance.