Dáil sword arrest: Jordan Buckley charged over offensive weapon at Irish parliament

The main entrance of Leinster House Jordan Buckley, 19, was detained by police at the front of Leinster House in Dublin city centre on Tuesday

A teenager who was arrested at the Irish parliament while carrying a sword and a number of knives has appeared in court in Dublin.

Jordan Buckley, of Kells Road, Crumlin, in Dublin, was detained by police at the front plinth of Leinster House at about 16:30 BST on Tuesday.

Dublin District Court has been told the 19-year-old was charged at midnight with possession of a sword under the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act.

The court heard he made no reply.

A defence solicitor said his client would be applying for bail and the application is expected to be heard later on Wednesday.

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