A mans been arrested after a garda chase in west Dublin last night.
A gun and ammunition were recovered in the operation.
Gardai were following a man in a car last night in the Collinstown area.
At around 10 to 10 he abandoned the vehicle and fled on the foot, and was chased by three officers, one of whom was an unarmed female garda on her 4th day on the job.
He ran into a nearby park and then into a field where he was found hiding in undergrowth.
When officers searched the area, a gun and ammunition were discovered in a bag nearby, a car was also seized.
The young female garda was praised for her action.
The man in his 30s was arrested and taken to Lucan garda station for questioning.
He can be held there for up to 3 days.
The gun has been taken to the Garda Technical Bureau for ballistic and forensic examination and the investigation is on-going.