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Saturday 3 December 2016

Woman accused of putting flammable rag in letterbox

Blanchardstown

Gillian Philip (34) has been ordered to stay out of Tallaght
Gillian Philip (34) has been ordered to stay out of Tallaght

This is the woman who allegedly attempted to set fire to a neighbour's house by putting a flammable rag through the letterbox.

Gardai claimed two 12-year-old children were in the house at the time of the incident.

Gillian Philip (34) has been ordered by a judge to stay away from her neighbours and from Tallaght. The accused, with an address at MacUilliam Green in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with criminal damage.

It is alleged Ms Philip damaged the carpet in a neighbour's house during an incident on Wednesday last, October 21.

Gardai told Tallaght court the matter was "potentially very serious". A court sergeant said the alleged incident involves Ms Philip's neighbours.

He alleged that Ms Philip attempted to set fire to a neighbour's house by putting a material doused in flammable liquid through the letterbox.

The sergeant also claimed two 12-year-old children were in the house at the time.

The court heard gardai had no objection to bail, subject to a number of conditions.

Defence barrister George Burns said Ms Philip realised she could not go back to her home in Tallaght.

Conditions

Mr Burns said Ms Philip was willing to live with her father in Cork.

Judge John Coughlan remanded Ms Philip on her own bail of €100 to appear before a court in the Criminal Courts of Justice in six weeks.

As part of her bail conditions, she must reside in Cork.

She must also stay out of the Dublin 24 area.

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