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Nightclub 'glassing' suspect is charged

A YOUNG man has appeared in court charged with injuring a nightclubber by striking him with a glass tumbler.

Carl O'Rourke (23), of Castlepark, Tallaght, had the case against him adjourned at Dublin District Court.

He was remanded on continuing bail after being charged with assault causing harm to the man. The incident is alleged to have happened at Sin Nightclub, on Sycamore Street, Temple Bar.

The investigating garda said he charged O'Rourke before the court at 10.15am yesterday.

The DPP had consented to summary trial. Judge Denis McLoughlin was handed a copy of a medical report on the alleged victim's injuries.

After reading this, he accepted jurisdiction to have the case dealt with in the District Court, instead of being sent to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where the potential penalties on conviction are more severe.

The case was adjourned to January 25.