German national on cannabis charges refused bail

A German national was been refused bail at Naas District Court last Wednesday, March 28 after Gardai objected to his application.

A German national was been refused bail at Naas District Court last Wednesday, March 28 after Gardai objected to his application.

Florien Feld, 35, whose address is listed as 4 Grattan Hall, Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2 was arrested at the Lidl Carpark, Newbridge last Tuesday, March 27 with, it is alleged, a kilogram of cannabis resin, and alleged, with inention to sell or supply it.

Arresting Gardai objected to bail on the basis that as a German national he had no ties to Ireland.

“He has been in Ireland since 2003 and worked from then until 2006 but there is no record of him being involved in any work since then.”

It is understood that Mr. Feld also dated a local Naas woman for some time around then as well.

The arresting Garda said he was objecting to bail on the basis that Mr. Feld may flee the country rather than face charges, on the seriousness of the charge.

“He has a sister in Ireland and two more in Germany,” his solicitor Stephen Walsh told the court.

And he offered that €1,500 be made available for bail, as well as offering that he give up his passport and sign on at a local Garda station.

But Judge Desmond Zaidan refused the bail application on the basis on the serious nature of the charge.