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Man charged over street attack on grandfather



Paddy Hansard

Paddy Hansard

Paddy Hansard

A 52-year-old man will stand trial after a grandfather was left fighting for his life following an alleged assault in Dublin last year.

Paddy Hansard (73) has been recovering after he suffered serious head injuries and broken bones in his neck at around 2.30am on August 17, at the Courtney Place flat complex in Ballybough, Dublin 3.

The retired scaffolder was on his way home with his partner June from a night out at the Clonliffe House pub.

After he was injured, he was rushed to the Mater Hospital by emergency services, in a critical condition. He was later moved to the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital in Finglas, Dublin.

James O'Neill from Courtney Place, Ballybough, was brought before Judge John Cheatle at Dublin District Court yesterday.

He was charged with causing serious harm to Mr Hansard.

Detective Garda Gary Moran told the court the accused was arrested and charged at Mountjoy station yesterday.

Irish Independent