Three men charged following shooting

THREE men in their 20s have appeared in court following the shooting of a youth earlier this week.

The men were arrested by the Garda Organised Crime Unit (OCU), which was responding to the shooting of Mark Fagan at Cherry Orchard, west Dublin, on Monday night.

The OCU stopped two cars on Ballyfermot Road and arrested five men, including the three suspects. They were detained at Clondalkin and Ballyfermot Garda stations.

The three men — Eugene Cullen, Adam Griffiths and David Byrne — were taken to Dublin District Court yesterday to face charges. All were remanded in custody with consent to bail.

Cullen and Griffiths were charged with traffic offences while Byrne was charged with assisting someone in committing an offence.

Detective Garda Frank Lambe said Cullen, aged 25, from Sundale Villas, Tallaght, south Dublin, made no reply when charged.

Cullen is charged with being a passenger in a stolen car under section 112 of the Road Traffic Act 1961.

Det Lambe said there were no objections to bail if certain conditions were met, which were agreed to by the judge: that Cullen did not associate with the other two defendants; did not drive any vehicle until the case was completed; resided at the address in Tallaght; signed on twice daily at Tallaght Garda Station; obeyed a curfew between 10am and 7pm; surrendered his passport; did not apply for any other travel documents; stayed away from Dublin 10 and Dublin 20 and inform gardaí of any change of address.

Bail was set at €5,000, plus two independent sureties of €2,500 each, a total of €10,000.

Detective Garda Ronan Doolan said Griffiths, aged 21, from Rafters Road, Drimnagh, had nothing to say when charged with driving a stolen car. Similar conditions were attached to his bail.

Byrne, aged 26, from Raleigh Square, Crumlin, said “no comment” when charged.

Byrne is charged with assisting someone to commit an arrestable offence.

Similar bail conditions were attached to his bail, which was set at €3,000, and independent surety of €3,000.

All three applied for free legal aid.

Judge O’Donnell remanded all three in custody with consent to bail to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Thursday.

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