Firearms charge after high-speed city chase

A Cork man was charged yesterday with possession of a sawn-off shotgun following an investigation into a shooting incident and high speed chase through Cork City on Sunday afternoon.

Cian Walsh, aged 29, of 17 Mercier Park, Turner’s Cross, was arrested near Páirc Uí Rinn on Boreenmanna Road at around 1.50pm on Sunday, the scene of an alleged crash, and questioned about firearms offences at a house on Noonan Road, The Lough, in Cork earlier in the day.

Detective Garda Niall Hayes gave evidence of arrest charge and caution and told the court that Mr Walsh made no reply to either charge. Insp Ronan Kenneally said gardaí were seeking a remand in custody.

Insp Kenneally said it was anticipated there would be further charges following the completion of a garda file, and he was seeking an adjournment for DPP’s directions on the matter.

Mr Walsh’s solicitor, Frank Buttimer said that his client was not making any application for bail at this point but was consenting to the garda application.

Judge John Cheatle remanded Mr Walsh in custody to appear in court again on October 5.


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