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Two men held on firearm and ammo charges

Two men have been remanded in custody charged in connection with a seizure of firearms and ammunition in Dublin.

Paul Zambra (38, inset) and Anthony Callaghan (44), appeared before a sitting of Dublin District Court in the Criminal Court of Justice yesterday morning.

Both men were arrested during an operation in the Clonshaugh area of north Dublin.


On Friday, members of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, assisted by the Emergency Response Unit and national units, stopped and searched a car and a van.

Firearms and ammunition were recovered.

Mr Zambra, with an address at Inagh Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, did not make an application for bail.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Cloverhill District Court this Friday at 10.30am.

Mr Callaghan, with an address at Mill Race Road, Phoenix Park Racecourse, Dublin 15, did not make a bail application either.

He will appear before Cloverhill District Court this Wednesday at 10.30am.

Judge John Coughlan told the court proceedings would be held "in camera". Mr Callaghan's brother was instructed to leave before proceedings began.

However, he allowed his father, as well as members of the press, to remain in court.

Detective Glen Summers told the court that Mr Zambra was charged in his presence in Coolock Garda Station on Sunday at 12:44pm.

Anthony Callaghan was charged at 12.40pm on the same date, the court was told.

Both Mr Zambra and Mr Callaghan stared straight ahead and remained silent throughout the proceedings.