TWO dissident republican suspects have been charged with the possession of handguns in Dublin at the weekend.
Patrick Kennedy, 65, of South Earl Street, Dublin, and Gary Yeung, 31, of Bawnmore View in Limerick, appeared before the Special Criminal Court on Monday morning.
They were arrested on Saturday as part of ongoing Garda probe into the activities of dissident republicans in Dublin and Limerick.
The men were both charged with the unlawful possession of a .455 Colt model “New Service” revolver and a .455 Calibre Webley Mark 6 revolver.
Mr Yeung was also charged with the possession of one round of .22-250 calibre Sako make ammunition and one round of .357 Mag calibre CBC make ammunition.
Kennedy was charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army (IRA) or Oglaigh na hÉireann, on Saturday, September 14.
A Garda detective told the court he formally arrested Mr Yeung shortly after 10pm on Sunday nightt at Orchard Lane, Clondalkin.
Detective Sergeant Padraig Boyce gave evidence to the court of the arrest and caution of Mr Kennedy.
A lawyer for Yeung told the court that his client wished to make a bail application today.
However, the three sitting judges were told that gardaí would not be in a position to deal with a bail application at this stage.
Both men were remanded in custody until Friday, September 20 when bail applications are expected to be made.