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Emma Deans was granted bail after being charged

Emma Deans was granted bail after being charged

Emma Deans was granted bail after being charged

A Dublin mother has been charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to another woman at a shopping centre.

Emma Deans (39) was granted bail on condition she stays away from the alleged victim.

Ms Deans, of Redmond's Court, Kilbarrack, is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a woman at Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

The charge is under Section 5 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against The Person Act and is alleged to have happened last February 12.

The prosecuting garda told Dublin District Court he arrested the accused before the court sitting and charged her at 9.25am that morning.

She made no reply to the charge after caution and was handed a copy of the charge sheet, the garda said.

Conditions

The DPP had directed summary disposal of the case at District Court level, the garda said.

He had no objection to bail being granted, under strict conditions.

Judge Colin Daly granted bail in Ms Deans' own bond of €100, with no cash lodgment required. Under conditions of bail, the accused is to have no contact directly or indirectly with the alleged injured party.

Making a disclosure order, Judge Daly asked the garda what material the prosecution had. The garda replied that there was a statement by the complainant and a camera still.

Judge Daly said these should be furnished to the defence by September 1.

He adjourned the case to a date in October, for the accused to decide on how she intends to plead to the charge.

The judge also granted legal aid after an application by the defence, which said Ms Deans was on disability benefit.

The accused was not required to address the court.