Tuesday 17 October 2017

Man (33) accused of firearm offences and conspiracy to murder a Dublin man refused bail

The High Court, Dublin
The High Court, Dublin

Alison O'Riordan

A 33-year-old man who is accused of firearm offences and conspiracy to murder a Dublin man has been refused bail by the High Court today

Gary Gleeson, of Muskerry Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 is charged with conspiring to murder Michael Frazer on dates between July 28 and August 7 last.

He is also charged with possession of a 9mm Luger semi-automatic pistol and 10 rounds of 9mm calibre Sellier and Bellot ammunition with intent to endanger life at the Naas Road in Crumlin on August 7.

Mr Gleeson had sought bail in the High Court on October 2. However, the State objected to the application.

Detective Garda Val Russell, from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Unit, gave evidence at the bail hearing and said that he was objecting to bail because of the “seriousness” of the charge.

The court also heard evidence from Chief Superintendent Tony Howard from the Special Detective Unit, who said that his objection was based on Section 2A of the Bail Act.

The section allows a Chief Superintendent give evidence that the refusal of bail is necessary to prevent the commission of a serious offence.

Mr Justice Paul Butler today rejected Mr Gleeson’s bail application under Section 2 of the Bail Act 1997.

Mr Gleeson was remanded in custody.

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