Friday 19 January 2018

Man (25) charged with possession of assault rifle and ammunition

Alan Sherry

A Dublin man appeared in court on Saturday morning charged with possession of an assault rifle and ammunition.

Matthew O’Brien (25) was charged with possession of an M70 assault rifle and ammunition at his address at Alfie Byrne complex on Grenville Street in Dublin’s north inner city on Wednesday.

He appeared before Dublin District Court on two charges under section 27A of Firearms Act.

The court heard he had been detained at Mountjoy Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 where he was charged on Friday.

He made no reply when charged with the offences.

Mr O’Brien was remanded in custody with consent to bail subject to a number of conditions.

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