A 38-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with an incident that saw two gardaí shot.
Daniel Goulding, of Whitechapel Grove, Blanchardstown has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to danger life as well as possession of three guns and a large amount of ammunition.
Shortly after 7pm on Tuesday evening, gardaí were alerted to an incident at a house in Whitechapel Grove in Blanchardstown.
The court heard that on arrival, two gardai immediately came under fire. They took cover behind a patrol car which was struck a number of times.
One garda was hit in the arm and both were hit in the foot. They underwent surgery yesterday to remove bullets from their feet.
Following extensive negotiations with Gardaí, Daniel Goulding was arrested and brought before Blanchardstown district court this morning charged with five firearms offences, including possession of two sub-machine guns and a semi-automatic pistol.
The advice of the DPP is being sought and further, more serious charges may be brought.
The court was told the 38-year-old has been receiving psychiatric care for a number of years, and has been seen by a doctor on a number of occasions while in custody.
Judge Gerard Jones asked if the public were endangered during the incident and was told that a number of people were on the road at the time of the shooting.
Daniel Goulding was remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Friday.
His solicitor requested he receive psychiatric care upon arrival and this was granted.