‘You got me, I have a gun in my waistband’

By Brendan Grehan

A MAN who was allegedly caught with an imitation firearm last Thursday in Tallaght was refused bail by Tallaght Court.

Ian Quinn allegedly told gardaí: “You have got me. I have a gun in my waistband”.

Quinn, aged 35, with an address at St Aongus Road, Tallaght, is charged with possession of a realistic imitation firearm at Birchwood Drive in Tallaght on October 1, 2015.

Garda Simon Whelan told Judge Bridget Reilly that he was objecting to bail under Section 2 of the Bail Act. He said that Quinn was charged with possession of a realistic imitation firearm.

DSC 2187 resized

Garda Whelan said he had been on patrol on the previous day. He said the day was “bright, warm and sunny” and he observed a man on a bicycle who was wearing a heavy jacket with the hood up. He said he thought this was strange due to the weather.

Garda Whelan said he called for the cyclist to stop. After a short pursuit, they caught up with Quinn who put his arms up in the air and said “You got me, I have a gun in my waistband”.

Garda Whelan said he found Quinn in possession of the imitation gun, a pair of gloves and a balaclava.
Quinn’s solicitor, Michael Hennessy, asked Garda Whelan if he would consent to any conditions to give his client bail. Garda Whelan said: “No”.

Quinn then gave evidence. He said he had been “in good order”. He added: “I know for a fact that I am being stitched up over this”. Mr Hennessy asked the judge to grant bail.

Judge Reilly refused bail and remanded Quinn in custody for a week to Cloverhill District Court.

Criminal Courts of Justice 2 resizedREAD MORE: Prisoner acquitted of tray
attack on warden - click HERE
 
 
TallaghthospitalREAD MORE: Over 1,000 operations at Tallaght Hospital cancelled
in first six months of year Click HERE
 
  
 
Blue cross resizedREAD MOREBlue Cross clinic donations 
robbed by thug with knife - click HERE
 
 
Weston Hockey club resized
READ MORE: Anti-social thugs cost local clubs thousands
in damage repairs - click HERE
Prev TV debate sees Fine Gael faced with audience’s wrath
Next Larkin hits perfect 300
  • Return of the flying ants!
  • Irish football supporters came out in force to remember Jack Charlton
  • Crowds gather to pay respect to former chairperson Brendan Moran
  • HSE launch Covid-19 Tracker App
  • New South Dublin County Mayor - Councillor Ed O'Brien

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.