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Man who allegedly carried loaded gun on Dublin-Belfast train to be tried at non-jury Special Criminal Court

23-year-old Ciaran Ryan was charged with three firearms offences following the July incident.

14701961440_77160b9e1d_o File photo Source: William Murphy

A MAN ACCUSED of carrying a loaded gun on a Dublin-to-Belfast train will be tried at the non-jury Special Criminal Court.

In July, at Dublin District Court, Ciaran Ryan (23), with an address at Summerhill, Dublin 1, was charged with three firearms offences – possession of a CZ model semi-automatic pistol with two rounds of 7.65 calibre Browning ammunition and one shotgun cartridge.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Connolly Station on 19 July of this year.

The Special Criminal Court heard today that the State was making an application to try the accused man at the three-judge, non-jury court.

In certain cases, the DPP can certify that in his or her opinion the ordinary courts are inadequate to secure the effective administration of justice.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding with Judge Sinéad Ní Chúlacháin and Judge James Faughnan, made the order, directing that Ryan be tried before the Special Criminal Court.

Ryan’s co-accused, Nikita Murtagh (20), of Sheriff Street, Dublin 1, who is charged with the same offence, has also been returned for trial to the same court.

Comments are closed as the case is before the courts

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