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21 Jan 2022

Longford man appears on firearms charges

Longford man appears on firearms charges

A man who was allegedly stopped by gardai in the possession of a knife and wooden lumphammer has been told to return back before a Longford Court in two months time.

Stephen Doyle, with an address at 14 Pearse View, Longford appeared before a recent sitting of Longford District Court.

The 33-year-old was allegedly stopped following an incident at Richmond, Longford on November 28 2016.

He was subsequently charged under Section 9 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 after allegedly being found in possession of a knife and wooden handled lumphammer.

The court was told the case could be dealt with by summary disposal, meaning it was suitable to be held in the District Court.

In defence, solicitor Frank Gearty sought an adjournment and that his client would not be pleading guilty at this juncture.

It was also alleged that the wooden lumphammer did not belong to Mr Doyle with Mr Gearty also stating it was the first time his client had stepped foot inside a courtroom before.

As he deliberated on the matter, Judge Hughes indicated he would be adjourning the case until May 19 for mention or plea.

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