A third man has been charged this evening over a botched attempted armed robbery of a jewellery shop on Dawson Street, in Dublin city centre last Friday.
Three men entered the Dawson Jewellers and were confronted by members of staff and the public. One was injured and required hospital treatment when he was tackled by the shop owner Ken McDonagh.
Yesterday, two men, Clive Kavanagh (aged 41) of Portland Row and Michael Martin (aged 25) of Oriel Street were charged with the robbery of €100,000 worth of Rolex and Cartier and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. Both were refused bail and were remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday.
This evening at a late sitting of the Dublin District Court, unemployed Glen Kavanagh (aged 34), of Oriel Street, in Dublin, was also charged with robbery and possessing a firearm in connection with the incident.
Garda Eugene McCarthy told Judge David McHugh that the defendant, who had been released from hospital care yesterday, replied: “I had not got a shotgun in my possession” when he was cautioned.
Garda McCarthy objected to bail citing the seriousness of the offence.
He agreed with defence solicitor Yvonne Bambury that the accused was taken from the shop by ambulance. Ms Bambury said that her client had been in intensive care in St James' Hospital and was unconscious until Saturday afternoon.
Judge McHugh was also told that the accused received stitches to his head. When he was released from hospital care to be questioned, gardaí had been given a doctor’s note saying that he did not need follow-up treatment.
Ms Bambury said the note also stated that her client should be brought to an A&E if he suffered from vomiting or exhibited signs of dizziness. She also said that the defendant, while in Garda custody, had these symptoms.
Garda McCarthy said that the defendant had been seen by a doctor while he was in Garda custody.
Pleading for bail Ms Bambury submitted that her client had ties to the country and had just been released from hospital yesterday.
Judge McHugh refused bail and remanded Mr Kavanagh in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on November 17 next. Legal aid was granted.
The judge acceded to a request from the defence to direct medical treatment as required for Mr Kavanagh while in custody.