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Man remanded in custody over city gun seizure


Keith Gilroy was remanded

Keith Gilroy was remanded

Keith Gilroy was remanded

A young Dublin man has been charged with having a revolver and ammunition in suspicious circumstances after they were seized by gardai in north Dublin.

Keith Gilroy (25) was also found in possession of cannabis for sale or supply in a follow-up search at a house, it is alleged.

Judge Miriam Walsh remanded him in custody at Dublin District Court after no bail application was made on his behalf.

Mr Gilroy, of Bunratty Road, Coolock, is charged with possession of a Smith & Wesson revolver and 11 rounds of ammunition in suspicious circumstances.

The offences are alleged to have happened at the Howth Road, Killester, on Monday.

Detective Garda Gavin O'Gara, of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, said he arrested the accused at Howth Road at 4.30pm on Monday and took him to Clontarf Garda Station, where he was detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The following day he was released from the provisions of that act and rearrested at 10.50pm, for the purpose of charge.

He was charged with the weapons offences at 11.32pm and made no reply to either after caution.

At 10.38am yesterday he was further charged with the drugs offences and again made no reply after caution. He was handed copies of the charge sheets.

Gardai objected to bail. However, defence solicitor Conor Ruane said Mr Gilroy was not making a bail application yesterday.

Judge Walsh remanded him in custody, to appear at Cloverhill District Court on July 25.


She granted free legal aid after Mr Ruane said the accused was not working and had completed a statement of financial means, which was handed in to court. There was no garda objection to legal aid.

The defendant, who wore a light grey sweater, navy coloured jeans and black and blue runners, did not speak during the brief hearing.

He has not yet indicated how he intends to plead.