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House bomb suspect told to stay out of area

THIS is the man accused of being in possession of explosives following an alleged pipe bomb attack on a north Dublin home.

Michael McCabe (24) has been ordered to stay out of the Edenmore area of Raheny after he was allegedly caught with the explosives.

He appeared before Dublin District Court charged with unlawful possession of explosives, contrary to Section 15 of the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act, 1998.

The alleged incident took place at Edenmore Park, in Raheny, on May 21.

A couple and their two children were inside the property at Edenmore Park when a device allegedly exploded outside the house shortly before 11pm.

The bomb is said to have blown in the front room window of the house and caused damage to the brickwork on the outside. No one was injured but the family was taken from the house suffering from shock.

McCabe, of Primrose Grove, Darndale, was remanded on continuing bail for eight weeks for DPP's directions on the charge.

A garda witness told the court that DPP's directions on the allegation remained outstanding and he asked for six weeks to get them.

Paul Gunning, defending, said McCabe would consent to the matter being adjourned to September, if it was marked peremptory against the State.

Gardai said McCabe was adhering to strict bail conditions and has been signing on every day at Coolock Garda Station.

The court heard that gardai were willing to relax the signing on condition to four times a week. McCabe must also remain out of the Edenmore area.

Judge Miriam Malone adjourned the matter for eight weeks to a date in September for DPP's directions on the charge.