A local man appeared before Dundalk District Court this week charged in connection with an alleged stabbing in which a man in his 30s was injured.
Glen Reenan (31) with an address at Meadowgrove, Dundalk is accused of assault causing harm at Meadowgrove, on Tuesday August 21st last.
He appeared before the vacation court sitting on Thursday with his right arm in a sling and Judge Conall Gibbons was shown a letter referring the defendant to the surgical day unit in Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown the next morning (Friday).
The court heard evidence of Mr. Reenan being arrested at 6.23 on Wednesday evening and was told that he made no reply when the charge was later formally put to him after caution at 10.30pm.
During a bail application heard ‘in camera’ in the absence of the public, the Defence solicitor told the court the charge will be fully contested by his client.
In refusing the State's application for a remand in custody Judge Gibbons said he was granting bail having heard the defendant has an injury which has to be attended to.
He remanded the accused on his own bond of €200 to appear before Dundalk District Court on the seventh of November.
As part of his bail terms, Glen Reenan must observe a curfew between 11pm and 6am, sign-on at Dundalk garda station twice a week – on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and within 48 hours must provide a mobile phone number on which he is contactable at all times. He must also stay away from the alleged injured party.