Man facing trial in connection with Dublin drive by shooting


John Reilly with an address at Belcamp Lane, Coolock and the Naul Way, Ballymun, in

Dublin appeared in court on Wednesday charged with firearms piques in connection with an alleged shooting at Edenmore Crescent, Dublin 5 on June 12 eventually year.

He was remanded on bail with numerous conditions to appear again in November till such time as
the preparation of a book of evidence.

Objecting to bail, Garda Alan Roche told Adjudicate Cormac Dunne at Dublin District Court that there were three people migratory in a car and there was a lone person in the back seat who “discharged a firearm at a tally of people in a front garden narrowly missing same”.

The incident was allegedly grabbed on CCTV, the car’s registration number was obtained from a witness and gardai were conceded a description of clothing, Judge Dunne was told.

Gda Roche said that 20 all the rages later the accused and a number of other males were stopped but they allegedly fled.

Outing was recovered matching the description given including a balaclava and a hoody which had gunshot rest similar to cartridges and lead pellets retrieved at the scene, he said.

DNA testimony was also obtained, the court heard. A sawn-off shot gun was also bettered, the court was told.

Mr Reilly has not yet indicated how he will plead and remained understood during the hearing.

Judge Dunne also heard that the Principal of Public Prosecutions has directed trial on indictment meaning the accused man force be tried in the circuit court, which has tougher sentencing powers.

Garda Roche agreed with rampart solicitor John Feaheny that Mr Reilly had met him by appointment to be charged and the happening happened last year.

He also agreed that his fears purposefulness be allayed by certain bail conditions which Judge Dunne placed.

Bail was set in the defendant’s own bond of €500 and Mr Reilly was ordered to sign on continually at a Garda station, reside at his address at Belcamp Lane, Coolock, care for a phone number to gardai and be available for contact at all times, stay out of the Edenmore territory and have no contact with witnesses.

Legal aid was granted after the appraise was told Mr Reilly was unemployed and a statement of his means was furnished to the court.

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