Pair charged with stealing car after assault on man
Two men have been charged with seriously assaulting a man while stealing a woman's car in west Dublin.
Eoin Jarvis (24) and Jason Keating (43) are alleged to have unlawfully taken the car while assaulting a man in an incident last month.
Judge David McHugh granted them both bail and adjourned their cases at Blanchardstown District Court.
They are prohibited from having any contact with the alleged victims under their bail conditions. Mr Jarvis and Mr Keating, both from different addresses at Corduff Grove in Blanchardstown, are charged with assault causing harm to a man and unauthorised taking of a woman's car.
The offences are alleged to have happened at Castlegrange Park, Clonee on July 13.
Mr Jarvis is further charged with producing a black-handled kitchen knife and metal bar, capable of inflicting serious injury, in a manner likely to intimidate another person.
It is alleged he did this while appearing to be about to commit an offence - threatening the man in the course of a fight.
This offence is alleged to have taken place at the same time and place.
Both men were in custody when they appeared in court. There was no garda objection to bail in either case.
Judge McHugh granted bail in the accuseds' own bonds of €100, on condition they sign on daily at Blanchardstown Garda Station between 9am and 9pm and have no contact with either of the alleged injured parties.
They must also stay away from a named housing estate.
The court heard the prosecution was seeking an adjournment for the directions of the DPP to be made available.
This will determine whether the case will be dealt with at district court level or will have to be sent for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where potential penalties on conviction are more severe.
The defendants have not yet indicated how they intend to plead to the charges against them and neither man addressed the court during the brief hearing.
The charges against the accused are under Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act and Section 112 of the Road Traffic Act. The additional charge against Mr Jarvis is contrary to the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act.