Monday 26 February 2018

Fireman appeals for gun licences

A FIREFIGHTER, who was acquitted of threatening to shoot a colleague in the head during a row, has launched a legal bid to be let have gun licences for four firearms.

Karl Finlay (36) of Oldbawn Way, Tallaght, Dublin, had denied threatening to kill Derek Dowling at Donnybrook fire station, Donnybrook, Dublin, on April 5, 2011. Last October, a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court found him not guilty of the charge. The firefighter has now brought an appeal to Dublin District Court against a revocation of his licences in relation to two guns and refusal of permission for licences for two more firearms, by Chief Superintendent John Mangan and Superintendent Peter Duff, of Tallaght garda station.

The case will be listed again for mention in the court on March 19 when a date for the full appeal will be set.

Irish Independent

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