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Monday 22 January 2018

Third suspect facing firearms charges has court case put back

A Kildare man charged in connection with a massive arms find allegedly linked to the Kinahan cartel has had his case adjourned at the Special Criminal Court so he can give instructions to his legal team. (stock photo)
A Kildare man charged in connection with a massive arms find allegedly linked to the Kinahan cartel has had his case adjourned at the Special Criminal Court so he can give instructions to his legal team. (stock photo)

A Kildare man charged in connection with a massive arms find allegedly linked to the Kinahan cartel has had his case adjourned at the Special Criminal Court so he can give instructions to his legal team.

Declan Brady (51) was further remanded in custody by Judge Tony Hunt, to appear before the non-jury court again in four weeks.

Revolvers

Mr Brady, of The Park, St Wolstan's Abbey, Celbridge, Co Kildare, is charged with offences under the Firearms Act.

He is accused of the unlawful possession of five revolvers and 20 rounds of ammunition, and possession of a silencer.

He is also charged with drugs offences following the seizure of 22kg of cocaine, 11kg of heroin and 53g of cannabis, with an estimated street value of €3.2m.

Yesterday, the accused's lawyers asked for the case to be adjourned to allow them to take instructions from Mr Brady.

Barrister Sean Gillane, for the prosecution, said there was no objection to an adjournment.

Mr Brady has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

Mr Brady's two co-accused, James Walsh (33), of Neilstown Drive and Wheatfield Avenue, both in Clondalkin, and Jonathan Harding (44), of McNeill Court, Sallins, Co Kildare, have already pleaded guilty to firearms offences.

Walsh and Harding are due to be sentenced on January 30.

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