Thousands of rounds of assault rifle ammunition, discovered earlier this week in north Kerry, are believed to have been dumped by the IRA in the area.
The haul was left close to a river walk near Tralee, prompting speculation the IRA wanted the ammunition to be found.
It is believed the cache included ammunition for AK-47 assault rifles. The ammunition was thought to have been dumped in a field on Monday night.
Gardaí went straight to the field where they found the ammunition.
"There is no question the ammunition was for use in assault rifles. The only possible explanation is that they were left there by the IRA," said a local source.
I am sure that everyone will agree that this is a positive development towards removing the use of guns from Irish politics. I hope Loyalists follow suit.