A man who agreed to hold a semi-automatic pistol, cannabis and two stolen motorbikes in order to pay off a gambling debt has been placed on a 12-month probation bond.
Dylan Mooney, 23, became addicted to gambling during long stays in hospital while being treated for cystic fibrosis. He continued to gamble once he was discharged playing online and going to bookmakers.
He ran up a debt of 15,000 and agreed to hold the gun, ammunition, a total of 20,600 worth of cannabis and two motorbikes to pay off the debt.
Mooney of Sheephill Avenue, Blanchardstown, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cannabis resin, cannabis herb, a semi-automatic pistol and two charges of handling stolen property at his home on Septemb…