Jury selected for trial of two men accused of having gun in Limerick village

David Hurley

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Jury selected for trial of two men accused of having gun in Limerick village

The Courthouse, Mulgrave Street

A JURY has been selected for the trial of two men who are accused of unlawful possession of a firearm at a house in County Limerick last year.

Ger Dundon, aged 32, who has an address in London and Liam Casey, aged aged 35,  who has addresses at Main Street, Bruff and at Hyde Road, Limerick have each pleaded not guilty to a single charge.

They are each accused of unlawful possession of a sawn-off semi-automatic shotgun at a property at Main Street, Bruff on February 26, 2017.

Addressing potential jurors this Tuesday morning, Shane Costelloe SC, prosecuting, said there will be evidence from gardai that a certain premises was “under observation” on the date of the alleged offence.

He said it is the State case that a pursuit took place after the defendants were seen leaving the premises and driving away in a car.

The pursuit, he alleged, continued into Limerick city before the car in which Mr Dundon and Mr Casey were traveling crashed at a roundabout.

A jury of seven men and five women has been selected for the trial which is being heard before Judge Tom O'Donnell at Limerick Circuit Court.

It’s expected the trial will last a number of days and could continue into next week.