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Pensioner charged over alleged knife assault on her husband (75)


Scene of stabbing in Clondalkin.

Scene of stabbing in Clondalkin.

Scene of stabbing in Clondalkin.

A Dublin pensioner has been charged in connection with a knife attack on her 75-year-old husband in an alleged domestic incident in Clondalkin.

Philomena Moloney (69), of Monksfield Downs, Clondalkin appeared before Judge David McHugh at Blanchardstown District Court.

She is charged with contravening a Protection Order made on April 20th by assaulting Bernard Maloney causing him harm on June 15 contrary to Section 17 (1) of the Domestic Violence Act at Monksfield.

She is further charged with assault causing harm to Mr Moloney contrary to Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against a Person Act on the same date at the same place.

Garda Siobhan O’Sullivan of Ballyfermot Garda Station told Judge McHugh that she arrested the accused and charged her at 5.50pm on Tuesday, June 16. The court heard that when charged and cautioned, Mrs Maloney made “no reply”.

Garda O’Sullivan said there was no objection to the defendant’s bail, subject to certain conditions, due to the seriousness of the alleged offences.

She outlined the conditions to Judge McHugh stating that it is alleged Mrs Moloney breached a Protection Order and allegedly assaulted her husband who received a stab wound to the stomach which caused damage to his liver.

She said Mr Moloney was being treated at Beaumont Hospital and is “living in fear”.


“Mrs Moloney is not welcome at the home address so I require her to provide me with a new address,” said Gda O’Sullivan.

A second condition is that Mrs Moloney is to stay away from the alleged injured party and to stay away from other witnesses.

Defence solicitor John O’Doherty told the court that Mrs Moloney does not yet have a new address she can reside at and that he has not been able to make contact with any of her children.

“She can reside at hostel accommodation once she gets an opportunity to make contact with a hostel,” said Mr O’Doherty.

Judge McHugh remanded the defendant in custody with consent to bail on her own bond of €300, subject to the conditions outlined by Gda O’Sullivan and subject to providing the gardai with a new address as soon as possible.

He also ordered that she carry her mobile phone with her at all times and directed immediate medical attention.

He remanded her to reappear before Blanchardstown District Court on July 16 for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.