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father and son charged with obstructing garda

A FATHER and son have appeared in court charged with obstructing a garda who was carrying out a house search under a warrant.

Colbert Dunne (52) and Keith Dunne (27) are alleged to have impeded the officer while he was carrying out an investigation at an address in Clondalkin earlier this year.

Judge David McHugh agreed to adjourn the case at Blanchardstown District Court.

Colbert Dunne, with an address at Harelawn Crescent, and Keith Dunne, of Harelawn Park, both in Clondalkin, are charged with obstructing Garda Mark Carroll.

The offences, under Section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act, are alleged to have happened while the garda was acting under the authority of a warrant at Colbert Dunne's home address at Harelawn Crescent on July 11 last.

No details of the alleged offence were disclosed to the court and the accused men have not yet indicated how they intend to plead to the charges.

Anyone convicted under the Act can be fined or sentenced to a maximum of six months in prison.


The defendant's solicitor asked Judge McHugh to make an order for disclosure of documents and other material by the prosecution.

He said he was also seeking copies of any CCTV evidence.

The judge made the order and adjourned the case.

Both defendants were remanded on continuing bail to appear in court again on a later date.