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Strict bail granted to two male youths charged with Ballyfermot assault

Two teenagers were given conditional bail after allegedly attacking a teen girl and her friend in Dublin last week.

Darragh Lyons and Jack Cummins, both 18, were given curfew orders by a judge.

An incident in west Dublin at around 9.40pm on December 30 left a 17-year-old female and a male youngster hospitalised.

Garda searched and arrested both defendants yesterday. They were charged and imprisoned overnight at Ballyfermot.

Today, they appeared separately before Judge Michael Walsh in Dublin District Court.

Darragh Lyons, 20, of Weir View, Glenaulin, Chapelizod, Dublin 20, was charged with assaulting a female victim. Co-defendant Jack Cummins, of Rossmore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, was accused with a teen boy assault.

Garda Lyons did not respond when accused, according to Ciaran Murray.

An injunction barring him from contact with the wounded individual or prosecution witnesses was also requested, as was a curfew of 9pm to 6am.

A warning from Judge Walsh, the minor must notify Garda of any residence change.

Defense lawyer Luke Staines successfully opposed to a daily sign-on requirement at his client’s local Garda station. His unemployed client has no past offences, said Staines

He stated that his client has “at times tried to hand himself over to the authorities”. The solicitor stated the garda refused to do it that way and came to his house.

Garda detective Michael McNulty told the court that Cummins, the co-accused, had not responded. He agreed to bail with identical terms.

A tyre company employee with no prior criminal record, Cummins’ lawyer Lorraine Stephens told the judge.

“He expressly requested me to declare that he did not cause injury to the young woman involved,” she said.
The lawyer questioned if the curfew interfered with her client’s work schedule.

It won’t impede his job, Detective Garda McNulty told the court

Judge Walsh ordered Cummins to stay home from 9pm to 7am and not contact any witnesses.

They said “yes” when asked if they understood the bail terms during their court hearings.

If garda violates the order, they should apply to court for bail revocation.

They were remanded in custody on €200 bail to appear on April 1. The Director of Public Prosecutions must give permission. The lawyer questioned if the curfew interfered with her client’s work schedule.

It won’t impede his job, Detective Garda McNulty told the court

Judge Walsh ordered Cummins to stay home from 9pm to 7am and not contact any witnesses.

They said “yes” when asked if they understood the bail terms during their court hearings.

If garda violates the order, they should apply to court for bail revocation.

They were remanded in custody on €200 bail to appear on April 1. The Director of Public Prosecutions must give permission.