Four charged in €200,000 heroin dealing case

A brother and sister were among four people remanded in custody today charged with possession and intent to supply heroin.

Martin Mulcahy, The Courtyard, Nenagh, Co Tipperary and Catherine Mulcahy, Killaloe, Co Clare were arrested on Saturday as part of a suspected drug deal sting.

Bernard Nugent, Castletymon, Tallaght, Dublin and Neil O'Hare, of Clonlara, Co Clare were also charged after heroin worth around €200,000 was seized during an operation on the Naas Road in Dublin.

All four - aged between 28 and 42 - appeared before a brief hearing at Kilmainham District Court charged with possession of drugs and possession with intent to supply.

There were minor skirmishes outside the courthouse when family members of one of the accused attempted to obstruct press cameramen from taking pictures.

Detectives from the Garda National Drugs Unit said the four were charged yesterday at Tallaght and Clondalkin Garda Stations.

Bernard Nugent told investigating officers he had nothing to say when charged while Catherine Mulcahy made no reply to one charge and said: "I'm sorry" to another. This may have been a request to verbally repeat the charge.

Both Martin Mulcahy and Neil O'Hare made no reply when they were charged.

Judge Ann Ryan remanded all four in custody to appear again before Cloverhill Court on Thursday.

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