Pipe bomb accused refused bail

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

A TEENAGER has appeared before Limerick District Court in connection with an alleged pipe bomb incident in the city last month.

A TEENAGER has appeared before Limerick District Court in connection with an alleged pipe bomb incident in the city last month.

A TEENAGER was remanded in custody when he appeared before Limerick District Court charged in connection with an alleged pipe bomb incident in the city last month.

Gary Finnerty, 19, with an address at Grove Street, Crinkle, Birr, County Offaly is charged with being in possession of an explosive substance, namely a pipe bomb comprising shotgun cartridge propellant, marbles and leadshot, at Ballinacurra Weston on May 15, 2011.

Mr Finnerty was arrested on June 24 by Garda Brian Colbert of Roxboro Garda Station.

When charged with the alleged offence, Finnerty replied ‘I’m sorry’, Limerick District court heard.

Solicitor Stiofan Fitzpatrick applied for bail on behalf of Finnerty saying his client was prepared to comply with any conditions of bail set down by the court.

The application was opposed by Garda Colbert because of the seriousness of the charge.

Judge O’Brien refused the bail application and Finnerty was remanded in custody to appear before the court again on Thursday, June 30