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Man accused of knifepoint raid

A DUBLIN man is facing trial accused of carrying out a knifepoint robbery at a convenience store.

Jason Daly (28) is alleged to have threatened the female shop assistant with the knife before making off with €200.

He had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Daly, of Conyngham Road, Kilmainham, is charged with possession of a knife and robbing a woman at a shopping centre in Clondalkin on April 10.

It was alleged Daly entered the Spar shop at Woodford Shopping Centre and threatened a shop assistant. He then took €200 from the till and fled. The case was adjourned to July 25.


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Stephen Ryan (41) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in Blanchardstown District Court on the charge.

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Duvall sat in the back of the courtroom at Bulger's trial in Boston.

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