Three appear in court over weapons seizure

All three have been remanded in custody until next Wednesday

Three appear in court over weapons seizure

Armed gardai with the Forensic Technical Bureau at the scene in Greenogue business park in Rathcoole Co Dublin. Image:

Three men have appeared in court charged in connection with a significant weapons seizure in Dublin.

15 guns and over a thousand rounds of ammunition were found when Gardaí raided a business park in Rathcoole on Tuesday.

A convoy of unmarked Garda cars with blacked out windows brought the three accused to the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon.

They are 50-year-old Declan Brady of The Park, Wolstan Abbey in Celbridge, Co Kildare; 33-year-old James Walsh, who has an address at Neilstown Drive in Clondalkin, Dublin 22; and 44-year-old Johnathon Harding of McNeill Court in Sallins, Co Kildare.

They are each facing the same three charges: unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in suspicious circumstances, the unlawful possession of five handguns and the unlawful possession of a silencer.

They are accused of committing the offences at Greenogue Business Park in Rathcoole, Dublin on Tuesday.

Judge Anthony Halpin heard there could be further serious charges brought but Gardaí are awaiting DPP directions.

None of the men applied for bail today and all three have been remanded in custody until next Wednesday.