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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Man accused of brandishing bottle in pub assault

Mark Doyle, whose mortgage is in arrears, got free legal aid
Mark Doyle, whose mortgage is in arrears, got free legal aid

A West Dublin man has been sent for trial accused of producing a bottle while assaulting and injuring another man in an incident in a pub.

Mark Doyle (32) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court on assault and other charges.

Judge David McHugh sent him forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Doyle, with an address at Old Church Grove, Clondalkin, is charged with assault causing harm to a man.

The incident is alleged to have happened at the Village Inn on Main Street, Clondalkin, on September 30, 2012.

He is also charged with producing a bottle while appearing to be about to commit the offence of assault.

Mr Doyle is further accused of causing criminal damage to heating lamps, perspex, bottles of vodka and picture frames.

A state solicitor said a book of evidence was ready and was served on the accused.

The DPP was consenting to the defendant being sent forward to the next sittings of the circuit court on the charges in the book, the state solicitor added.

Alibi

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

Applying for free legal aid, the defendant's lawyer said Mr Doyle was earning €210 a week.

He was working as a painter, but this was seasonal work and he also had a significant mortgage, which was in arrears, his lawyer said.

A statement on the defendant's financial means was handed in to court.

Judge McHugh granted legal aid after reading this.

He also made an order for disclosure by the prosecution to the defence of copies of the accused's garda interview video.

He remanded the defendant on bail, under existing terms, to appear in the circuit court on May 12.

There were no garda objections to either bail or free legal aid being granted to the accused.

The defendant has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges, which are under the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person, Firearms and Offensive Weapons and Criminal Damage Acts.

Mr Doyle did not address the court during the brief hearing and left the court after signing the new bail bond.

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