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Man charged with attempted murder outside Dublin supermarket and possession of a 9mm gun

The accused, with an address at Drynam Green, Drynam Hall in Swords, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court this morning charged with attempting to murder Noel Boylan.
Blanchardstown District Court

Blanchardstown District Court

Eimear Cotter

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of another man outside a supermarket in west Dublin two years ago.

Derek Byrne (38) has also been charged with possession of a 9mm firearm and ammunition during the incident.

There was no application for bail and Judge David McHugh remanded Mr Byrne in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday.

The accused, with an address at Drynam Green, Drynam Hall in Swords, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court this morning charged with attempting to murder Noel Boylan.

Stock image of Noel Boylan from 2006

Stock image of Noel Boylan from 2006

The murder attempt allegedly took place at Blakestown Road in Blanchardstown on June 1, 2019.

Mr Byrne is also charged with possession of a 9mm firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life at the same time and place.

The alleged victim, Mr Boylan, a man in his 40s, sought shelter in the nearby Lidl supermarket after the incident, where he was assisted by paramedics before being brought to hospital.

This morning, Detective Sergeant Shane McCartan gave details of arrest, charge and caution of the accused.

Mr Byrne was handed a true copy of the charge sheets and he made no reply to the charges after caution.

Judge McHugh assigned defence solicitor Cahir O'Higgins on free legal aid.

Mr Byrne must apply to the High Court for bail on an attempted murder charge.

Mr Byrne has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.


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