Sunday 23 October 2016

Man allegedly punched brother twice in the face

Kevin Tierney allegedly split his brother's lip
Kevin Tierney allegedly split his brother's lip

A Dublin man has appeared in court accused of punching his brother in the face and injuring him.

Kevin Tierney (46) allegedly left his brother needing stitches to a split lip following the assault.

Judge David McHugh ordered the disclosure of statements in relation to the allegation and remanded Mr Tierney on continuing bail to appear before the court in two weeks' time.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Gda Sgt Maria Callaghan claimed Mr Tierney punched the victim twice in the face. Sgt Callaghan claimed the victim suffered a split lip that needed stitches.

The sergeant further alleged that the victim suffered a broken tooth and a cut to his forehead. She told the court that the alleged injured party is Mr Tierney's brother.

A medical report was handed in to court.

The accused, with an address at Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seriously assaulting his brother, Brian Tierney.

The assault allegedly took place at Old Finglas Road last February 28.


The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the district court where the penalties on conviction are less severe.

Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction of the matter, meaning the case will remain in the district court.

Defence solicitor Valerie Buckley said she has yet to receive any disclosure in relation to the allegation.

Judge McHugh adjourned the matter to allow gardai to provide statements to the accused man's legal team.

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