Suspected Limerick dissident charged with possession of guns

Gardai were alerted after it was discovered that the equipment was missing from the house where it was being stored
A LIMERICK man has appeared before the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with the possession of two handguns in Dublin’s south inner city and with ammunition in Limerick.

A LIMERICK man has appeared before the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with the possession of two handguns in Dublin’s south inner city and with ammunition in Limerick.

Gary Yeung, 31, from the Bawnmore View, Crossagalla, Limerick and Patrick Kennedy, 65, with an address at South Earl Street, Dublin 8, were arrested by gardaí on Saturday afternoon on James Street in Dublin as part of ongoing investigations in to the activities of dissident republicans in Dublin and Limerick.

The pair were both charged with the unlawful possession of a .455 Colt model “New Service” revolver and a .455 Calibre Webley Mark 6 revolver at James Street, Dublin 8 on September 14, 2013.

Mr Yeung was also charged with the possession of one round of .22-250 calibre Sako make ammunition and one round of .357 Mag calibre CBC make ammunition at his home address on the same date. Mr Kennedy was also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Óglaigh na hÉireann, otherwise the IRA on September 14th, 2013.

Det Garda Kiely said that when he again met Mr Yeung in the precincts of the court this Monday morning and cautioned him, the accused man replied he had “nothing to say”.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Elizabeth Dunne, sitting with Judge Alison Lindsay and Judge Margaret Heneghan, remanded both men in custody to appear in court this Friday, September 20, when it is anticipated applications for bail and legal aid will be made on behalf of both men. Counsel for Mr Yeung said he wished to make an immediate bail application but gardai were not ready to proceed with that application.