A MAN in his 30s has appeared in court after being charged in connection with the possession of a firearm at Limerick Colbert station.
Emmett Curley, 32, of Rineanna View, Shannon Town, is accused of being in possession of a sawn off double-barrelled BSA shot-gun last Thursday. He was arrested by Gardai as he was about to board a bus to Co Clare at around 9pm last Thursday night.
He was arrested following an intelligence-led operation by the Division Drugs Unit, supported by the Armed Regional Support Unit.
The court heard he made no formal reply when he was charged.
Insp Seamus Ruane, Roxboro Garda station, said the force had no objection to bail, subject to a number of conditions.
These include that he signs on daily at Shannon Garda station, surrender his passport, and not apply for new travel documents between now and his next court appearance.
Curley was also ordered to remain outside the boundaries of Limerick city and county, except for court appearances and legal consultations.
He must also reside at his home address in Shannon Town.
Inspector Seamus Ruane requested a long adjournment for the book of evidence to be prepared.
Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded the accused on bail with consent to appear before Limerick District Court again on May 22.