Dublin man charged after machine guns and loaded firearms discovered in car boot named in court


At leisure father-of-one Graham Gardiner was remanded in custody with consent to bail on Wednesday after he was charged over and above a firearms haul at Quarry Road, in Cabra, Dublin, on November 5 newest.

Judge Anthony Halpin ordered that €2,000 must be roomed before Mr Gardiner from Carnlough Road, Dublin can take up bail with hard conditions. The accused will face his next hearing on Friday at Cloverhill Area Court.

He faces two charges under the Firearms Act for unlawful possession of two MP9 automobile guns and three Smith & Wesson revolvers along with 100 by a circulars of assorted ammunition – including four loaded machine-gun clips – and two silencers.

Det Ronan Doolan, who is betrothed to the garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, told Dublin rt Court that Mr Gardiner “made no reply” when he was charged neutral before 1am on Wednesday.

He objected to bail citing the seriousness of the charges, which can take a 14-year sentence.

Det Gda Doolan said it was alleged that the accused and two others were broke on November 5 during a planned operation. He was detained at Mountjoy garda spot, where he was allegedly found in possession of car keys.

All three people were released without onset, however, a number of hours later gardai located a ’05-reg Subaru Outback in an subway car- rk at an a rtment complex at Quarry Road, in Cabra.

The car key opened the Subaru and a Nike holdall bag was laid in the boot, the court heard. Det Gda Doolan said that in the bag they originate two MP9 machine guns, four loaded magazine clips, two silencers and two brimming Smith & Wesson handguns.

Another Smith & Wesson was found in the glove chamber in the car, Det Gda Doolan said. He told the court that DNA profiles matching the accused were recovered from three of the five guns, embracing one of the MP9s. He said that one DNA profile was recovered from the trigger, the handle and the snatch of one of the Smith & Wesson handguns.

He agreed with defence solicitor Peter Connolly that the DNA scrutinize he received was a verbal one and that when questioned, Mr Gardiner denied any ruffian cul bility or possession of these firearms.

The garda also agreed that Mr Gardiner accepted he had custody of the key and gave his version of events as to how he came to have it, and he could not clarify how his DNA was build on the firearms.

The garda confirmed that the defendant’s ssport has been seized, granted he had no appreciable means and that no cash was seized.

Pleading for bail, Mr Connolly interrogated the judge to set stringent conditions. Det Gda Doolan said a cash lodgement wish not allay his fears and “these matters relate to issues going on in Dublin”.

The shield solicitor told the court his client is on Jobseekers Allowance, had family commitments and he held that it was a case where bail could be fixed.

Judge Halpin predicted the defendant faced serious charges but he agreed to set bail in Mr Gardiner’s own checks of €1,000 and a €1,000 independent surety.

Once bail is taken up he must indication on daily at a garda station, reside at an agreed address and notify gardai of any difference, obey an 11pm to 7am curfew and not apply for a new ssport or travel documents.

The judge also told him that he ought to carry a mobile phone number on which he can be contactable at all times.

Tell off in a grey tracksuit bottoms, anorak, black jumper and white hurdlers, Mr Gardiner remained silent throughout the hearing. Free legal aid was permitted.

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