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Bullets put in letterbox of home, court told

A DUBLIN man who allegedly threatened the life of a woman and her two young children and threw shotgun cartridges through her letterbox as a warning sign to her, has been sent forward for trial.

Greg Doyle (33) was allegedly caught with a revolver, gun cartridges and a balaclava after gardai raided his home in Tallaght.



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He was ordered by a judge to stay away from the alleged victim and her family and to stay out of the Tallaght area.

The defendant, of Cushlawn Drive in Tallaght and Na Cluainte, Portarlington, Co Laois, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with three offences under the Firearms Act, 1925 as well as making threats to kill. Garda Michael McGrath previously alleged that Doyle threw a number of shotgun cartridges through the letterbox of a house in Tallaght on August 19, 2010.

The garda said the woman lived alone in the house with her two young children.

Garda McGrath claimed Doyle's home at Cushlawn Drive was later searched by gardai, and during the course of the search four gun cartridges, a balaclava and a revolver were found wrapped in socks in the defendant's bedroom.

Garda McGrath said the incident may have arisen over an argument about money.

The court previously heard the DPP had directed trial on indictment on the charges.

State solicitor Anne Collins said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on Doyle, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge James McDonnell remanded Doyle, an unemployed shop assistant, on bail in his own bond of €1,500 with a cash lodgement of €500.



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The judge ordered Doyle to live with his mother in Portarlington, to sign on three times a week and to stay out of the Tallaght area.

Judge McDonnell also ordered Doyle to stay away from the alleged victim. Legal aid was assigned to solicitor Terence Hanahoe and one junior counsel.

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