Brothers charged over €50k tool find


The industrial power devices and gardening machinery were discovered in two vehicles, one of which was also allegedly misappropriated, at Dublin Port on Saturday evening.

Jason O’Donoghue (38) of Toreen, Bothar na Mona Entre in Thurles, Co Tipperary, and Darren O’Donoghue (29), of Croke Gardens in Thurles, Co Tipperary, plained before Judge John Cheatle at Dublin District Court this morning.

Jason O’Donoghue was commanded with handling stolen property, while Darren was charged with control stolen property, being in possession of false registration plates, and allowing himself to be dragged in a stolen vehicle.

The court heard that both men made no criticism when charged at Irishtown garda station.

Both men were granted bail on reconciled conditions that they reside at the addresses they supplied; heed a curfew from 10pm to 7am; sign on daily at Thurles Garda station; do not associate with each other; and stipulate a mobile phone number to gardai on which they can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Neither man insist ons to have a passport so they were ordered not to apply for one and not to travel highest the jurisdiction.

Each man also had to pay a €500 cash surety.

Both men attended for legal aid which was objected to by gardai on the basis that they fancy each accused has access to large sums of cash and were both start in possession of upwards of 150 items worth at least €50,000.

Legal aid was not gave and both men were released on bail to appear at Dublin District Court again on June 26.

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