| 6.4°C Dublin

Man (37) caught with stolen cars and drugs, judge hears

THIS is the man who was allegedly caught with four stolen vehicles and cannabis after gardai raided a business unit in west Dublin.

Stephen Mulvaney (37) was allegedly caught with the high-powered vehicles, including an Audi A4 and a new Volkswagen Jetta, allegedly taken in Navan, Co Meath, a week ago.

He is also alleged to have had a quantity of cannabis.

Judge David McHugh remanded Mulvaney on bail to appear again on May 24.

Mulvaney, of Cardy Rock Square, Balbriggan, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply.

He is also charged with possession of stolen vehicles, including a black Hyundai Santa Fe, a black Audi, a silver Toyota Avensis and a silver Volkswagen Jetta with a 2013 registration.

The alleged incident took place at Centrepoint Business Park, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, on April 24.

The upstairs of the business unit was also searched by gardai, who uncovered a cannabis- growing factory and 95 potted plants, worth €125,000.


A second man in his 60s has been released without charge.

Garda Kevin Walsh told the court that Mulvaney was charged by Sergeant Paul Maher at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

He was handed a true copy of the charge sheets and made no reply to the charges after caution.

Judge McHugh remanded Mulvaney on bail of €3,000.

He must sign on daily at Balbriggan Garda Station and surrender his passport.