Sunday 24 September 2017

Brothers charged over €50,000 of stolen goods

Jason and Darren O’Donoghue leave court in Dublin. Photo: INM
Jason and Darren O’Donoghue leave court in Dublin. Photo: INM
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Two brothers have appeared in court charged in relation to the seizure of more than €50,000 of tools and equipment which were allegedly stolen in the UK and destined to be sold on the black market in Ireland.

The industrial power tools and gardening machinery were discovered in two vehicles, one of which was also allegedly stolen, at Dublin Port on Saturday evening.

Jason O'Donoghue (38), of Toreen, Bothar na Mona Road in Thurles, Co Tipperary, and Darren O'Donoghue (29), of Croke Gardens in Thurles, Co Tipperary, appeared before Judge John Cheatle at Dublin District Court yesterday morning.

Jason O'Donoghue was charged with handling stolen property, while Darren was charged with handling stolen property, being in possession of false registration plates, and allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle.

The court heard that both men made no comment when charged at Irishtown garda station.

Both men were granted bail on agreed conditions that they reside at the addresses they supplied; obey a curfew from 10pm to 7am; sign on daily at Thurles garda station; do not associate with each other; and provide a mobile phone number to gardaí on which they can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Neither man claims to have a passport so they were ordered not to apply for one and not to travel outside the jurisdiction. Each man also had to pay a €500 cash surety. Both men were released on bail to appear at Dublin District Court on June 26.

Irish Independent

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