A man alleged to be a member of an international gang with links to gangland figures has appeared before a court in Limerick.

The 36-year-old, who has an address in Celbridge, Co Kildare, was brought before court on firearms offences.

Ibrihme Hassan, an Egyptian, is accused of possession of a semi-automatic pistol and six rounds of bullets at Prospect Hill in Limerick on Wednesday last.

Mr Hassan has been remanded in custody after bail was refused.