SEVEN men with addresses in north Dublin have appeared in court in connection with an aggravated burglary in Co Tipperary last Thursday.
The seven were all arrested in the hours following the incident at a rural house owned by a business couple near Killenaule in south Tipperary.
They were held for questioning at a number of garda stations since Thursday and charged last night and this morning.
Each has been charged with one count of aggravated burglary at a house at Burnchurch, Killenaule, Co Tipperary, on November 24 last.
Judge Terence Finn remanded all seven in custody this morning to appear at Cashel district court again on Thursday.
The men arrived at Cashel courthouse at 10.48am today in a number of marked and unmarked garda cars, with some armed regional support teams accompanying the convoy.
A number of family members of the men gathered outside the courthouse as the suspects were brought inside, and then sat in the body of the court while waiting for the remand hearing to begin.
Those charged are John Joyce (19) of Lentisk Lawn, Donaghmede, Dublin; Patrick Joyce (21) of Beaumont Hall, Dublin 9; Michael McDonagh (22) of Tara Lawns, Coolock, Dublin 17; Thomas Flynn (19) of Moatview Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 17, Donal O’Hara (21) of Glin Park, Coolock, Dublin 17; Dean Byrne (21) of Cabra Park, Dublin 7, and Patrick Gately (26) of Primrose Grove, Darndale, Dublin 17.
By Conor Kane