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Philip Byrne, with his hand on head, at Dún Laoghaire Court

Philip Byrne, with his hand on head, at Dún Laoghaire Court

Philip Byrne, with his hand on head, at Dún Laoghaire Court

A Dublin man in his 40s has been remanded in custody on charges relating to the stabbing of his wife at their home in Leopardstown.

Philip Byrne (40), of Levmoss Park, The Gallops, appeared before Dún Laoghaire District Court yesterday.

He was charged with producing a large kitchen knife in the course of a dispute at the address on Wednesday.

The prosecuting garda told Judge Ann Watkin that Byrne made no reply when charged.

He told the court the victim of the alleged incident was Byrne's wife and that she had been stabbed three times, including in the chest.

Byrne applied for bail through his solicitor, but this was objected to by the prosecuting garda.

"The injured party is his wife and she is in hospital as a result of the incident," the officer said.

Judge Watkin said the charge was very serious and denied Byrne bail.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill court next Friday.

Plaster

Byrne, who had a plaster over his left eye and was wearing a blue jumper and light grey tracksuit bottoms, sat quietly during the hearing.

Gardaí and an ambulance were called to the scene in the Levmoss estate at lunchtime on Wednesday after reports of a dispute.

The alleged victim was taken to St Vincent's Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí sealed off the scene for a forensic examination.


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