Ireland: Men charged with possession of explosive powders, guns and a pipe bomb in South Kerry sent for trial


Two men charged with possession of ammunition, explosive powders, guns, an electric match and a pipe bomb in South Kerry have been sent forward for trial.

60-year-old Ivan Gilder of Gearha North, Blackwater, Sneem is facing charges under both the Firearms Act and the Explosive Substances Act, while 31-year-old Tomas Albrighton of Ardeen, Sneem, is facing charges relating to possession of firearms and ammunition.

It’s alleged that, on the 27th March, 2021 at Gearha North, Blackwater Bridge, Sneem, Ivan Gilder had possession of: a 12-gauge shotgun; a rifle; nearly 400 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition; 125 shotgun cartridges; and knowingly having in his possession an explosive substance, a pipe bomb.

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Source: Radio Kerry