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Dublin man appears in court in connection with assault rifle seizure

CourtsBy Alan Sherry
Man appeared in Dublin District Court this morning
Man appeared in Dublin District Court this morning

A Dublin man appeared in court this morning charged with possession of an assault rifle and ammunition.

Matthew O’Brien (25) was charged with possession of an M70 assault rifle and ammunition at his address at Alfie Byrne complex on Grenville Street in Dublin’s north inner city on Wednesday.

He appeared before Dublin District Court on two charges under section 27A of Firearms Act.

The court heard he had been detained at Mountjoy Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 where he was charged on Friday.

He made no reply when charged with the offences.

Mr O’Brien was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison and is due before the court again on November 23.