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Suspect in court over haul of ammo and machine guns

A DUBLIN man has been charged after the seizure of machine guns and ammunition in the west of the city.

Paul O'Neill (38) appeared in Dublin District Court on firearms charges after his arrest.

Judge Miriam Malone remanded him in custody for six days after his solicitor made no bail application on his behalf.

O'Neill, with an address at Smithfield Terrace, Dublin 7, appeared in court yesterday evening after being arrested by officers at Kevin Street Garda Station. The accused is charged with unlawful possession of two Ingram machine pistols and a quantity of ammunition at Navan Road, Dublin 15, on September 22. The charges are contrary to Section 27 of the Firearms Act 1964.


Detective Garda Linda Williams said she arrested the defendant at Kevin Street Station yesterday and he was later charged in her presence by Sergeant Brian Hoey.

He was then handed a copy of the charge sheets and made no reply after caution. Detective Garda Williams said she was applying to have the accused remanded in custody.

His lawyer said she was not applying for bail on his behalf.

She asked Judge Malone for the accused to receive medical attention while in custody. The judge asked if there were any specific requests in relation to the medical attention and O'Neill's lawyer replied that there were not.

Judge Malone remanded the accused in custody to appear in Cloverhill District Court on Thursday, September 30.

O'Neill, who was unshaven and wearing a grey jacket, was brought before court number 2 in the Criminal Courts of Justice. He did not speak during the brief hearing.


The defendant was detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The search of the premises where the guns and ammunition were allegedly found was one of a number carried out in the city on the day.