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Dublin man charged with attempted murder refused bail

Gardai at the scene on Raheen Drive in Cherry Orchard
Gardai at the scene on Raheen Drive in Cherry Orchard

A Dublin man charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm and assault causing harm has been refused bail by the High Court today.

Dwayne Keane (25) of Raheen Drive, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 is charged with attempting to murder Jason Williams in Ballyfermot on November 1, 2016.

He is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and assault causing harm.

The State objected to bail.

The court heard evidence from Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley who said she was objecting to bail under Section 2(A) of the Bail Act.

The section allows a Chief Superintendent give evidence that the refusal of bail is necessary to prevent the commission of a serious offence.

Mr Justice Paul Coffey rejected Mr Keane’s bail application under the “O’Callaghan” principles and section 2 of the Bail Act 1997.

Mr Keane was remanded in custody until April 9 next year, when his trial is expected to begin.