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A former IRA volunteer is appealing a decision by the Gardaí to refuse to grant him a gun licence.

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Angelo Fusco of Knocknacaska, Kilflynn was accompanied in court by Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, who is understood to be one of around four character witnesses.

59-year-old Angelo Fusco  is appealing the decision of Superintendent Jim O’Connor to refuse him a firearm licence for a Baikal shotgun.

The matter had been adjourned from a previous sitting of Tralee District Court.

Solicitor Pádraig O’Connell told the court the case would take approximately two hours and he would be calling four character witnesses.

It is understood these will include Sinn Féin Deputy Martin Ferris, Tralee businessman Eddie Barrett and Colm Griffin.

Mr O’Connell said he was ready to proceed with the case and it would be a full appeal.

State solicitor Adrian Judge was representing the gardaí.

Judge James O’Connor said if it was estimated the case could take two hours, this would likely be three.

He adjourned the matter to a sitting of the court in October.