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4 July 2013

Independent (Dublin)

A father-of-three who told gardai that components from a firearm scattered around his home belonged to a toy gun he was trying to fix has been jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court. Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler said that the non-jury court regarded the possession of firearms as a "most serious offence" and had to impose a minimum sentence on Declan Geraghty (31), as he had a previous conviction for possession of a sawn-off shotgun and... (GunPolicy.org)

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