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Two charged following cocaine and gun seizure

David O’Mahoney (Pic: Herald)
David O’Mahoney (Pic: Herald)

Prosecutors have been given more time to prepare their case against two men charged following a drugs and firearm seizure in west Dublin.

David Gilligan (23) and co- accused David O'Mahoney (36) had their cases adjourned after a judge agreed to relax their bail conditions.

They are both charged with possession of cocaine, while Mr O'Mahoney is also facing firearm charges.

Judge David McHugh remanded them on continuing bail at Blanchardstown District Court.

It was their second court appearance after they were arrested last month.

Mr Gilligan, of Greenfort Crescent, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell or supply.

Mr O'Mahoney, of Deansrath Avenue, also Clondalkin, is charged with that offence as well as with having a firearm and ammunition for an unlawful purpose. They are also each charged with one related count of simple possession of cocaine.

The offences are all alleged to have happened at Mr O'Mahoney's home address last November 5.

When the cases came before the court, Judge McHugh was told the DPP's directions were not yet available.

Solicitors Terence Hanahoe, for Mr Gilligan, and Michael French, for Mr O'Mahoney, both consented to an adjournment.

Judge McHugh relaxed bail conditions, allowing the accused to sign on three times a week instead of daily at their local garda stations.

In relation to the DPP's directions, the judge said it appeared to involve "more than the average file".

Neither of the accused add-ressed the court, and they have not yet indicated how they intend to plead.

Andrew Phelan