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Saturday 25 January 2020

Man accused of robbing taxi driver in city granted bail

Accused Daniel Keane
Accused Daniel Keane

A man has been charged with robbing a taxi driver in Dublin at the weekend.

Daniel Keane (32) was granted bail when he appeared before Dublin District Court.

Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case for the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions to be made available.

Mr Keane, with an address at Seagrave Park, Ratoath, Co Meath, is charged with robbing the driver of €100.

Arrested

The offence is alleged to have happened at St Anthony's Crescent, Crumlin, in the early hours of Saturday.

Gda Martin Singh told the court he arrested the accused on the same day and took him to Crumlin Garda Station, where he was detained before being charged at 10.30pm.

He made no reply after caution and was handed a copy of the charge sheet, Gda Singh said.

Defence barrister Joseph Mulrean applied for bail.

The court heard there was no garda objection to bail, subject to conditions.

Judge Walsh granted bail in the accused's own bond of €200, with no cash lodgement required.

Conditions are that he appears in court as required and stays at the address provided. He must notify gardai of any change of address.

Contact

The accused is also to have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the alleged victim, the court heard.

Adjourning the case to a date next month, the judge said he would defer making any order for disclosure of prosecution documents until the directions of the DPP are available.

No details of the alleged off-ence have yet been heard by the court.

The accused was not required to speak during the brief hearing and has not yet indicated to the court how he intends to plead to the charge.

He left the court after signing the bail bond.

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