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Man (24) charged in connection with tiger-kidnapping

A 24-year-old man has been charged at Kilkenny District Court in connection with a tiger-kidnapping at the home former All-Ireland hurling star Adrian Ronan.

Stephen Freeman of Balcurris Gardens, Ballymun, Dublin, was changed with false imprisonment, possession of a handgun and attempted theft.

He had been arrested in connection with a raid on the home of retired Kilkenny hurler Adrian Ronan in November 2009 who was a bank employee.

Freeman was granted bail but a number of strict conditions apply.

They include a curfew between the hours of 10pm and 7am.

But he was remanded in custody until such time as he surrenders his passport.

He will appear in court again next week.