An Abbeyleix man has been charged with having an unlicensed crossbow.
Sean Brown, 24, of 16 Thornberry, Abbeyleix, was charged with an offence under section 2 of the firearms act, at his home address on April 12, 2018.
Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence that the gardaí searched the accused’s house and found a non-functioning crossbow, for which he had no licence.
The accused had three previous convictions.
Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick said the crossbow had been given to him as a gift in his teenage years and he never considered it dangerous. The case was adjourned to June 20 for a probation report.