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Man charged in connection with Dublin arms seizure appears in court

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
Johnathon Harding
Johnathon Harding

A MAN charged in connection with an arms seizure in Dublin has been further remanded in custody.

Members of the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation carried out arrests on Jan. 24 last at Greenogue Business Park where 15 firearms and 1,300 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

They were detained at Ronanstown and Clondalkin Stations under the Offence against the State Act.

Declan Brady, 50, from The Park, Wolstan Abbey, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Johnathon Harding, 44, of McNeill Court, Sallins, Co. Kildare and James Walsh, 33, with an address at Neilstown Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, made no application for bail at their first hearing last month and the three men were then remanded in custody.

They each face the same three charges, under the Firearms Act, for unlawful possession of five revolvers, 20 rounds of ammunition and a silencer on Jan. 24 at a unit in Greenogue Business Park, in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.

The charges state the firearms were Smith and Wesson, Zastava and Rossi type, five and six shot revolvers.

They have not yet entered indicated how they will plead further and serious charges could be brought.

Mr Harding faced his third hearing on Wednesday when he appeared at at Cloverhill District Court.

He was further remanded in custody to appear again on March 15 next.

His co-defendants are due to appear again again on March 1 next.