Man charged over burglary at woman’s home

A DUBLIN man has appeared in court charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in County Limerick last week.

A DUBLIN man has appeared in court charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in County Limerick last week.

John Joyce, aged 50, of no fixed abode is accused of falsely imprisoning a woman at her home at Sandy Lane, Boher last Thursday October 11.

The defendant, who is originally from Blanchardstown, is also accused of taking cash and jewellery, worth €1,240 from the house on the same date.

At a special court sitting last night, Det Garda Gary Laide, Roxboro, said the defendant made no reply to the charges when he was formally charged on Saturday evening.

Joyce, who is unemployed, was granted free-legal-aid and solicitor Muiris Gavin, who was assigned to represent him, said his client was reserving his position in relation to bail.

Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded Joyce in custody until tomorrow.

It is understood the alleged victim - a woman in her 50s - was tied up for around half an hour during the incident, which happened at around 6pm.

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