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Pair charged with post office robbery bid




Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin


TWO Dublin men have been charged following an alleged attempted post office robbery in the west of the city.

Ian Quinn (34) and Daniel Ward (41) both appeared in Dublin District Court in connection with an incident in Tallaght.

Judge Aeneas McCarthy refused bail in Mr Quinn's case and remanded him in custody until Friday, for the directions of the DPP.

The judge granted Mr Ward bail subject to conditions and remanded him in custody until he is able to take up his bail.

Mr Quinn, a father-of-one with an address at St Aonghus Park, Tallaght, is charged with producing a lump hammer in the course of an attempted robbery and unauthorised carriage in a car.

Mr Ward, of Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, is charged with producing a Stanley blade and unauthorised use of the vehicle. Both men are also charged with attempting to rob a woman.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Kilnamanagh Post Office, Tallaght, yesterday.

The court heard the car allegedly used was found burned out and the defendants were both arrested shortly afterwards.

Gardai objected to bail.

Judge McCarthy granted bail in Mr Ward's own bond of €300, and an independent cash surety of €500.

Both men are due to appear again in Cloverhill District Court on June 19.