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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Man to face court over possession of firearm

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to next month. Stock picture: Getty
Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to next month. Stock picture: Getty

A man has been charged with the unlawful possess- ion of a semi-automatic firearm following a search by specialist gardai.

It came after detectives from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Unit searched Edward O'Keeffe's home on Monday.

The 36-year-old, of Huntstown Drive, Mulhuddart, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court accused of the unlawful possession of a Fabarm Ellegi semi-automatic firearm.

Passport

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to next month for the Director of Public Prosecutions' directions on the charge.

Det Gda Gavin Curran said he had no objection to bail.

Judge McHugh remanded the accused on bail in his own bond of €100.

As part of his bail conditions, Mr O'Keeffe must sign on daily at his local garda station and provide a mobile number to gardai.

He must also surrender his passport and reside at his home address.

Gda Curran said the DPP's directions were not yet available.

The accused has not yet indicated any plea to the charge.

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