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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Guns, silencers and ammo allegedly found in house

David O’Mahoney, whose home was searched by gardai
David O’Mahoney, whose home was searched by gardai

A Dublin man is facing trial charged with possession of two semi-automatic handguns, ammunition and silencers at his home in the west of the city.

Gardai found the weapons during a search in which cocaine was also seized at the home of David O'Mahoney (37), it is alleged.

The case against him was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Mr O'Mahoney is charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition at Deansrath Avenue, Clondalkin on November 5 last.

He is also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell or supply at the same place and on the same date.

Trial

A state solicitor said the DPP was directing trial on indictment. This means it will be sent forward to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court when a book of evidence is ready.

According to the charges, there were two 9mm Makarov calibre semi-automatic pistols and two 9mm silencers or suppressors.

The ammunition allegedly consisted of 31 rounds of 9mm calibre Sellier & Vellot and nine rounds of 9mm M-calibre Tulammo.

The judge granted an adjournment and remanded the defendant on continuing bail.

The charges against Mr O'Mahoney are contrary to the Firearms and Offensive Weapons and Misuse of Drugs Acts.

The accused did not address the court during the brief hearing.

He has not yet indicated how he intends to plead in the case.

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