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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Man accused of post office raid

A MAN accused of stealing more than €10,000 from a Dublin post office has been sent forward for trial.

Keith McCarthy (37) is alleged to have held the post office door open while an accomplice smashed the security glass with a sledgehammer and threatened staff before they made off with the cash.

McCarthy is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled the matters were too serious for the District Court.

The accused, with an address at Ballygall Parade in Finglas, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with robbery.

The alleged incident took place at Tallaght Post Office, The Square Shopping Centre on May 9, 2013.

STOLEN CARAVAN SUSPECT FOR TRIAL

A YOUNG woman is facing trial accused of possession of a stolen caravan.

Senise Power (20) had the case against her adjourned for the preparation of a book of evidence when she appeared in Blanchardstown District Court.

Ms Power, with an address at St Oliver's Park, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of a stolen caravan at Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin on July 18, 2012.

She faces a jury trial at the Circuit Criminal Court. Judge David McHugh remanded her on continuing bail.

JURY TO HEAR OF GARDAI ASSAULT

A MAN accused of assaulting four gardai and seriously assaulting a fifth has been sent forward for trial.

Naoise O'Conarain (21) is alleged to have assaulted the officers during an incident in his home at Redwood Lawn in Tallaght on March 10.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court. He appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with seriously assaulting the gardai.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused.

Judge John Coughlan gave O'Conarain the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his defence.

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