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Face of man (23) on drugs and crime proceeds charges after Finglas arrest this week

He is charged him with possessing cannabis worth €500 and having €1,950 in crime proceeds

Daniel Byrne

Tom Tuite

GARDAI are to object to a young Dublin man charged with drugs and money laundering offences getting free legal aid, a court has heard.

Daniel Byrne (23) of Cardiffsbridge Grove, Finglas, appeared before Judge Gerard Jones at Dublin District Court on Saturday.

Gardai charged him on May 27 with possessing cannabis worth €500 and having it for sale or supply.

He also had a third connected charge, under section seven of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010, for having €1,950 in crime proceeds.

The seizure allegedly took place earlier this week at a house on Ratoath Road in Finglas.

Garda Ciaran Moloney told Judge Jones the accused made replies to the charges.

The court noted he told gardai: "A file is to be sent to the DPP before I'm accused," and, "You have to wait for a file back from the DPP before I'm charged," and "You have to wait for the DPP to come back".

However, he did not address the court.

There was no objection to bail.

Judge Jones imposed conditions sought by the arresting officer.

He ordered Mr Byrne to obey an 11 pm – 7 am curfew and to remain contactable 24/7 on his mobile phone.

Judge Jones remanded him on bail to appear at Blanchardstown District Court on July 27. Solicitor Kate McGhee told Judge Jones that the accused was making an application; however, gardai objected.

Judge Jones deferred the ruling on that issue for the accused to provide a statement of his means.

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