An 80-YEAR-OLD man was hit with a hammer during a raid on his house in Artane, Dublin at about 12.30pm yesterday.
When his elderly daughter came to his rescue she too was assaulted.
Both were taken to Beaumont Hospital where they are currently being treated for their injuries, which are understood to be serious.
Two people who broke into the house demanded cash and attacked the elderly couple.
A 31 year old man arrested in connection with this incident was charged and taken before Dublin District Court this morning He has been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Wednesday
Gardai are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information is asked to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01- 666 4200, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.