Men plead guilty to firearms offences

Two Dublin men pleaded guilty to firearms offences at the Special Criminal Court today.

Two Dublin men pleaded guilty to firearms offences at the Special Criminal Court today.

John Brock (aged 35), with an address at Homelawn Road, Tallaght, Dublin and Thomas Morris (aged 29), Meadowlands Mews, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of firearms, including a double and a single barrelled sawn-off shotgun, a bolt-action rifle, a telescopic sight for a rifle and being in possession of a quantity of shotgun cartridges, at Piperstown Hill, Tallaght, Dublin, on June 6 last year.

After the men’s guilty plea, prosecuting counsel Ms Mary Ellen Ring SC said the State would not be proceeding with a charge of IRA membership against the two men.

Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding at the three-judge court, remanded both men on continuing bail for sentencing until March.

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