A MAN brandished a kitchen knife during a serious assault on another male, a court has been told.
Joseph Foster (28) has been ordered to stay away from the alleged injured party for the duration of his trial.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for three weeks to a date in April for the service of the book of evidence.
Foster, of Bowbridge Court, Bow Lane, Kilmainham, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with serious assault.
The offence allegedly took place at Glen Easton Green in Leixlip on September 16 last year.
Foster is further charged with producing a kitchen knife at the same time and place.
The court heard gardai had no objection to bail, subject to a number of conditions.
Garda Sergeant Mary Doherty said the DPP has directed trial on indictment on the charges in the Circuit Court.
Foster was remanded on bail in his own bond. As part of his bail conditions, he must have no contact with the alleged victim. He must also sign on once a week at Kilmainham garda station.
The judge assigned defence solicitor Barry Powderly on free legal aid.