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Liam Keane charged with possession of knife in city centre

Crime DeskBy David Raleigh
Liam Keane
Liam Keane

A man has appeared in court charged with possessing a knife in Limerick city between in the early hours of this morning.

Liam Keane, (31), is alleged to have had the knife in his possession at Reidy Court, Garryowen, when Gardai arrested searched and arrested him.

Garda John Sheehan, Henry Street Garda Station, gave evidence of arresting Mr Keane at one minute past midnight. Mr Keane was later charged at 01.25 this morning.

"He made no reply to the charge after caution," Gda Sheehan told Limerick District Court.

Solicitor Tom Kiely was placed on record to represent Mr Keane, and free legal aid was granted to the accused.

A bail application is to be heard this afternoon.

Gardai told the court they would be objecting to bail under O'Callaghan Rules as well as under Section Two of the Bail Act.

Judge Marian O'Leary has adjourned the bail application to 2.30pm.