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Man charged with having false passport at home

A DUBLIN man is facing trial accused of having a false passport at his home. 
 Ross Browning (30), appeared in Dublin District Court charged with the offence, alleged to have happened last year.

Judge John O'Neill granted him bail and adjourned the case against him for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Mr Browning, with an address at Rory O'Connor House, Hardwicke Street, is charged with having in his possession a false passport on February 27, 2013.

Garda Christopher Cahill told the court he arrested the defendant at 7.38am yesterday and brought him to Mountjoy Station, where he was then charged.

He made no reply after caution. Garda Cahill said the DPP is directing trial on indictment.


The garda had no objection to bail subject to conditions.

Judge O'Neill granted bail in the accused's own bond of €500, with no cash lodgement required.

Conditions are that he surrenders his passport and any other travel documents in his possession.

He must not apply for any other travel documentation and is not to leave the jurisdiction, including to travel to Northern Ireland.

Mr Browning is to sign on daily at Mountjoy Garda Station and to notify the gardai of any change of address.

He must be in possession of a mobile phone with the power on at all times.

Defence Solicitor Mairead White said that the accused was consenting to these conditions.