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Lyndsey Fahey, left (Fortlawn Drive, Blanchardstown; Robbery), and Gerard Halpin (Corduff Grove, Blanchardstown; Burglary) leaving Blanchardstown District Court

Lyndsey Fahey, left (Fortlawn Drive, Blanchardstown; Robbery), and Gerard Halpin (Corduff Grove, Blanchardstown; Burglary) leaving Blanchardstown District Court

Lyndsey Fahey, left (Fortlawn Drive, Blanchardstown; Robbery), and Gerard Halpin (Corduff Grove, Blanchardstown; Burglary) leaving Blanchardstown District Court

A COUPLE who recently became parents to twins have been sent forward for trial accused of burglary at a private house in west Dublin.

Lyndsey Fahey (31) and her partner Gerard Halpin (39) are facing trial on the charge after the DPP ruled that the matters were too serious for the District Court.

As part of their bail conditions, the couple have been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim and any witnesses in the case.

Ms Fahey, of Fortlawn Drive in Blanchardstown, and Mr Halpin, with an address at Corduff Grove, also in Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with burglary.

The burglary, contrary to the theft and fraud offences act, allegedly took place at Castlecurragh Heath in Mulhuddart on December 21, 2013. A State solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who go forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave the couple the formal alibi caution.

Defence solicitors Michael Staines and John O'Doherty were assigned on free legal aid.

As part of their bail conditions, the couple must stay away from the alleged victim.

Judge McHugh deleted a sign-on condition for the couple after he heard Ms Fahey gave birth to twins shortly before Christmas.

Ms Fahey and Mr Halpin have not yet indicated a plea to the charge.

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