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A YOUNG man accused of having a handgun, ammunition and drugs at his home allegedly replied to the garda when charged: "Don't worry... I'll get you some day," a court heard.

Thomas Flynn (20) gave the reply under caution when a weapons charge was formally put to him, Dublin District Court was told.

He was remanded in custody for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Flynn, with an address at Moatview Avenue, Priorswood, Dublin 17 is charged with unlawful possession of a .38 calibre Brocock six-shot revolver, six 4x12-gauge cartridges and two 9mm parabellum bullets at his home on November 7. He is also charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply on the same date.

Detective Garda Ciaran Cummins told Judge Cormac Dunne he charged the defendant before the court and Flynn replied after caution to the first charge: "No reply, don't worry, Cummins, I'll get you one day."

The accused interjected, telling the judge: "I didn't say that, your honour".

Det Gda Cummins said Flynn made no reply to the next two counts and to the fourth, he said: "How is that selling, for a 50-bag? That would be a strike out as well, Cummins. Don't worry about that".


State solicitor Rachel Joyce said there was an existing firearms charge which was being withdrawn.

Ms Joyce said the DPP was directing trial on indictment on the four charges – this means they will be sent for jury trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, which has greater sentencing powers on conviction.