The Garda Special Crimes Unit has said it has successfully prevented over 30 murders in the past year.
According to a unit spokesman the special force has actively cut the death rate amongst criminal gangs after a number of operations were carried out through the first half of 2017.
The Gardaí say a number of killings were prevented by brave officers who put themselves on the frontline to catch known criminals with weapons that were intended to be used to take another life.
They also say the specialist unit has also seized three assault rifles, two submachine guns, six semi-automatic pistols and two shotguns, along with with drugs worth an estimated street value of €100m.
Although the units arrests and seizures have been welcomed by many on the force and the Department of Justice, Gardaí say gangland crime is still of major concern and a huge threat to public safety.
They say more reinforcements are needed to continue their operations in order to eliminate further fatalities in Irish cities and towns.