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Man charged in relation to huge Dublin arms seizure remanded

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 January 24 last at Greenogue Business Park, where 15 firearms and 1,300 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

The arrested men 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.

James Walsh (black runners)

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 January 24 at a unit in Greenogue Business Park, 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.

Declan Brady

Mr Harding faced his third hearing today 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.