Tuesday 19 March 2019

Men admit to possessing firearms and ammunition

The Special Criminal Court
The Special Criminal Court

Daniel Hickey

Two Cork men who have admitted possessing firearms and ammunition will be sentenced next month at the non-jury Special Criminal Court.

Joseph Walsh (36) of Glengarriff Road, Fair Hill, Co Cork and Michael Gilmartin (46), with an address at Chestnut Drive, Cluain Ard, Newtown, Cobh, Co Cork both pleaded guilty today to possession of firearms including a magazine suitable for a 9mm parabellum pistol, a 9mm parabellum pistol and a double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Chestnut Drive, Cluain Ard, Newtown, Cobh, County Cork on September 14 last year.

They also admitted the possession of 14 rounds of 9mm ammunition and eight shotgun cartridges at the same place on the same date.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, sitting with Judge Patricia Ryan and Judge James Faughnan, remanded the two men in custody until January 11th, when they will be sentenced.

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