Limerick man charged with possession of ammunition

The special criminal court
The special criminal court

A Limerick man has been brought before the Special Criminal Court  tonight (Wednesday) for possession of more than 700 rounds of ammunition.

John Costello (59), of Glenashrone, Abbeyfeale was charged with the possession of 450 rounds of .38 special calibre ammunition and 329 rounds of 9mm calibre ammunition at Main Street, Abbeyfeale on February 21.

He is also charged with the possession of three rounds of 9mm calibre ammunition at his home address on February 22.

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Det Garda Michael Herlihy said that when he arrested Mr Costello, he made no reply to the charges. He then brought him to Newcastlewest Garda station from where he was taken to the Special Criminal Court.

The matter was listed for mention and a possible bail order application on March 1.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler, sitting with Judge Flann Brennan and Judge William Hamill, remanded Mr Costello in custody until Tuesday morning.