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Man Charged With Assault On Couple In Co. Kerry.

A 41-year-old male, named as Mr Edward O’Shea, with an address at St John’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, has appeared before Killarney District Court charged with assault causing harm to a male and female, together with aggravated burglary and the production of a device in the course of a dispute, on Monday March 11th last.

The woman involved, aged in her 30s, was removed to University Hospital Kerry for treatment for stab wounds, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

The court was informed that all three persons; both the accused and the injured couple, were known to each other.

The accused, Mr O’Shea, who appeared before Mr Justice David Waters, made no reply to the charges against him, however, Gardaí made no objection to bail.

Granting bail, Mr Justice Waters set down strict conditions. Mr O’Shea is to reside at an address at Village Road, Kilcommon Cross, Thurles, Co Tipperary and must sign on at Thurles Garda Station at weekends (Saturday and on Sunday). He is also not to enter Castleisland and he must have no contact, either direct or indirect, with witnesses or the injured parties. He must also be contactable by Gardaí at all times on his mobile phone.
The matter will be forwarded for directions from the DPP to decide on jurisdiction.

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