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Trial set over doctor attack

A CANADIAN student is to face trial accused of attacking a French doctor, who suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Temple Bar in Dublin last August.

Simon Mercier (24), of Quebec, is accused of assault causing harm to French doctor Guillaume Osterstock (26) in Temple Bar in the early hours of August 14 last.

In September, the High Court agreed to let Mr Mercier to return to Canada on bail to continues his studies.

Judge Cormac Dunne heard yesterday that the State was seeking time to complete the book of evidence in the case.

The case was scheduled to come back to court on April 30 next, when the book of evidence will be served.

Greyhound in bins agreement

GREYHOUND Waste has reached agreement with a rival firm about collecting some former Dublin City Council customers' bins before a High Court case.

Greyhound Recycling and Recovery took over city bin collection at the start of the year, but claims Key Waste Management Ltd has been collecting some bins without entitlement.

This week Mr Justice Roderick Murphy gave Greyhound permission to serve notice of an injunction application on Key Waste.

Yesterday the judge heard Key Waste had agreed to give a number of undertakings to Greyhound over the disputed collections.

Greyhound was satisfied with this and the matter was adjourned to March 29.