Two held on fake gun in street charge

Eimear Cotter

TWO men who were allegedly caught with a realistic-looking imitation firearm a short distance from their city centre home have had the case adjourned for two weeks for DPP's directions on the charge.

Mark Croake (40) and Jason O'Keeffe (42) are also alleged to have obstructed a female garda when she tried to arrest them.


The pair are currently in custody with consent to bail.

A judge further remanded them for two weeks for DPP's directions on the charges.

The men, both with addresses at Clonliffe Road in Drumcondra, appeared before Cloverhill District Court charged with possession of a realistic imitation firearm, contrary to the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act, 1990.

The alleged incident took place at St Joseph's Avenue, just off Clonliffe Road, on November 28 last.

The pair are also charged with wilfully obstructing Garda Susan Kavanagh in the same incident.

The court heard that DPP's directions are still outstanding on the charges.

Defence lawyer Seoirse O'Dunlaing said there was consent to a two week adjournment.

Judge Bridget Reilly remanded the men in custody with consent to bail for two weeks to December 21 for DPP's directions on the charges.