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Monday 23 October 2017

Man faces trial accused of burglary with hammer

A DUBLIN man has been sent for trial accused of aggravated burglary at a neighbour's house.

Dominic Dowling (51) is alleged to have had a knife and hammer during the alleged incident.

He had a book of evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Dowling, with an address at Oakwood Grove, Clondalkin, is charged with committing burglary at another house at Oakwood Grove on March 23 last.

Under the charge, it is alleged that he had a knife and hammer at the time.

A state solicitor said the DPP was consenting to the accused being returned for trial, and a book of evidence was ready.

alibi

Judge David McHugh gave the defendant the formal notice that he must provide to the prosecution within 14 days details of any alibi he intends to rely on in the course of his trial.

He then sent him forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

At the request of Barrister Elizabeth Davey, for the defence, Judge McHugh granted legal aid to cover a solicitor and one junior counsel.

He also made an order for disclosure of a copy of the video of the accused's garda interview.

Mr Dowling was remanded on bail, under existing terms.

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