Saturday 20 October 2018

Special Criminal Court rejects woman's application to have gun possession charge dismissed

Nikita Murtagh is charged with unlawful possession of a gun
Nikita Murtagh is charged with unlawful possession of a gun

Daniel Hickey

The Special Criminal Court has rejected a Dublin woman's application to dismiss a charge against her of having a gun at Connolly train station in Dublin.

Nikita Murtagh (20), with an address at Mariners Port, Sheriff Street, Dublin 1, is charged with unlawful possession of a CZ model 70 semi-automatic pistol, two rounds of 7.65 Browning calibre ammunition and a shotgun cartridge.

The items were allegedly recovered by gardai at Connolly Station on July 19 last.

Last week, Michael O'Higgins SC told the court that his client was making the application under Section 4E of the Criminal Justice Act 1999.

​Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, sitting with Judge Patricia Ryan and Judge James Faughnan, said today that the court had rejected the application.

The judge also fixed a trial date of January 30 for the accused woman.

She was remanded in custody until that date.

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