Man charged with producing firearm during Limerick robbery

The defendant was brought before Limerick District Court

The defendant was brought before Limerick District Court

A YOUNG man who is accused of producing an imitation handgun during a robbery at a bike repair shop has been ordered to stay out of Limerick city.

It is alleged that Eoghan Hayes, aged 23, of Church Road, Miltown Malbay, County Clare pointed the gun at a member of staff during an incident at Hourigan’s Motorcycles, John Street on March 24, 2017.

The robbery is alleged to have taken place at around 8pm.

When the defendant was brought before Limerick District Court, Sergeant Donal Cronin said a file had been prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions who has directed trial on indictment before the circuit court.

He said there was no objection to bail subject to Mr Hayes complying with a number of strict conditions.

The defendant was ordered to live at his home address in County Clare, sign on three days a week at Ennis garda station and to stay out of Limerick city except when attending court or meeting his solicitors.

Judge Marian O’Leary also directed that Mr Hayes not to have any contact with the alleged injured party or with any potential witnesses in the case.

The matter was adjourned to May 9, next to facilitate the preparation of a book of evidence.

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