Wednesday 22 November 2017

Woman due before court this morning in connection to knife attack robbery

Gardaí at the scene of the attack in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron
Gardaí at the scene of the attack in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A woman has been charged in connection to a robbery in which a woman received multiple stab wounds.

Gardaí charged the 33-year-old woman in connection to the robbery and assault on Lower Drumcondra Road, outside Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's residence last Tuesday evening. 

The woman is due to appear before the Dublin District Court at the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

Gardaí arrested the woman on Wednesday night and she has remained in Garda custody since.

The injured woman was aged in her thirties and was taken to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital for treatment.

She is recovering from her injuries.

Meanwhile, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has condemned a “knife culture” which he believes exists in Ireland.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Archbishop Martin said knives are becoming the “preferred weapon” and very easy to obtain.

"There is a changing culture of violence going on in the city.

"We have a situation which knives are becoming the preferred weapon in some conflicts and they're so easy to obtain. You can go to any large store, you can find them in any kitchen.

"In the past, if a scuffle broke out, people came away with a bleeding nose, now people get killed and maimed.

"It hits a victim, a young perpetrator; it hits two families, that’s the thing that's changing. How you can address it is the big problem.

"The fundamental thing is about anger management... how do we help young people to cope with anger and frustration?"

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