A 27-year-old Dublin man with 80 previous convictions has been sentenced to six years in prison for his part in an attempted robbery of a cash delivery van.

Jeffrey Morrow, of Hazlecroft Road in Finglas, had pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to steal €850,000 from a cash delivery van at Tesco's in Celbridge, Co Kildare, on 2 November 2007.

Morrow was arrested at the scene along with several other men, some of whom are to stand trial next March.

The Dublin Circuit Criminal Court had heard that gardaí acting on a tip-off that an armed robbery was planned, had placed four cars under surveillance and followed them to Celbridge.

Giving evidence in court, Morrow denied that he had given gardaí any information about the planned robbery and said he was taking the stand to clear his name.

Morrow is currently serving a five year sentence for offences previously committed.

Sentencing him to six years this morning, Judge Patricia Ryan said there were aggravating circumstances, namely the seriousness of the offence and circumstances and Morrow's previous convictions.

However, she said she was taking into account his guilty plea and gave him credit for time already served since 2 November 2007.