Bail for Tallaght man charged with handling three stolen cars

Bail for Tallaght man charged with handling three stolen cars

By Brendan Grehan

A TALLAGHT man charged in connection with handling three stolen cars in County Meath and other charges has further been remanded on bail for DPP directions by Tallaght Court.

Christopher Keely was arrested in Wexford last September in part of an Operation Thor operation into the distribution of stolen vehicles.

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Keely, aged 52, with an address at Rossfield Court, Tallaght, is charged with handling stolen property: A 14KE Audi A3 car, a 15D Audi A4 and a 13D Volkswagen Golf at Springvalley, Summerhill,County Meath, on August 31, 2016 last.

He is also charged with possessing stolen property: numerous car parts at the N11, Camolin, Gorey, County Wexford, also on August 31, 2016.

He is also charged with simple possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis for sale or supply at his address at Rossfield Court also on August 31 last.

The case was before Judge Patricia McNamara for DPP directions.

Presenting Sergeant Eithne Madden told Judge McNamara that directions were not available.

She asked for a further remand.

Keely’s solicitor, Michael Hennessy, asked the judge to strike the case out.

He said the case had been before the courts for the last five months.

Mr Hennessy said his client had been arrested in August and was first before the court on September 2 last. The case had since been before the court five times.

Sgt Madden said the case was “very complex”.

Judge McNamara remanded Keely on continuing bail for four weeks for directions and made it peremptory against the state.

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