A YOUNG woman has been charged in connection with a violent attack in Limerick city centre yesterday morning.
Susan McCarthy, aged 20, of Keyes Park, Southill was granted bail after she appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court this afternoon.
She is accused of assaulting another woman, causing her harm, at Parnell Street at around 3,30am on Saturday.
The 21-year-old, who underwent emergency surgery following the incident remains in a serious but stable condition in hospita
Objecting to a bail application, which was made by solicitor Ted McCarthy, Garda Tim O’Connor said the victim of the alleged assault suffered ‘extensive injuries’ when she was stabbed a number of times with a broken glass bottle, including while she was lying prone on the ground.
Garda O’Connor said the defendant, who is unemployed, made no reply when she was formally charged.
Granting bail, Judge Aeneus McCarthy said the serious nature of the alleged offence was not, in itself, a sufficient reason to refuse bail.
Ms McCarthy was released subject to a number of conditions and is due before the court again on December 10, next.