Four men have appeared in court charged in connection with the attempted robbery of a cash-in-transit van in Lucan in Dublin last year.

The four were all charged with possession of a sawn-off shotgun to commit robbery and the attempted robbery of a Securicor employee.

Two other men were shot by the gardaí that day - 15 May 2009 - during the attempted robbery in the Foxborough Estate and one of them, Gareth Molloy, died from his injuries.

The court was told today that two of the men - 23-year-old John Boylan from Foxdene Avenue in Clondalkin and 25-year-old Derek Hutch from Chapel Farm Avenue in Lusk - are already in custody, so there were no bail applications for them.

The two other men, 24-year-old Darren Keane, who is also from Foxdene Avenue, and 29-year-old Gareth Hutch from Drumalee Avenue on the North Circular Road were remanded in custody with consent to bail.

All four are due before Blanchardstown District Court again next week.