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Mum's nail-file threat case delayed

THE State has been given more time to prosecute in the case of a carer who is accused of telling a convenience store manager that she would "stick a nail file in him".

A court heard the case against mother-of-one Carmel Hynes (33) could be struck out if the DPP's directions are not available in a month.

Hynes allegedly pulled the nail file from her handbag and advanced on the shop manager, asking him: "Do you want something stuck in you?"

The alleged incident happened when she was asked to leave a Supervalu that she had been barred from.

Hynes, of Brookview Rise, Tallaght, is charged with producing a weapon in the course of a dispute, public drunkenness and causing a breach of the peace on November 23.

The incident is alleged to have happened at the shop at Belgard Square West. Garda Sgt Carmel Henry told Tallaght District Court that the DPP's directions were not yet available on the weapons charge.


Michael Hennessy, defending, asked Judge James McDonnell to strike the charge out, saying it was the third time it had been before the court.

Hynes had complied with all her bail conditions while the matter had been before the court. Judge McDonnell said he would grant a final remand, but marked the adjournment peremptory against the State - meaning the DPP's directions must be available on the next date.

The judge remanded Hynes on bail in her own bond of €250 and an independent surety of €250. She was ordered to sign on once a week at Tallaght Garda Station.