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Homeless man faces Stephen's Green case

A HOMELESS man has been charged with falsely imprisoning a woman following an alleged serious incident in St Stephen's Green.

Anthony Griffin (34) appeared in Dublin District Court this morning charged in connection with an incident in the park last Monday.

Judge Michael Coghlan remanded him in custody for a week after no bail application was made on his behalf.

Mr Griffin, with a given address at Lower Drumcondra Road, is charged with falsely imprisoning a woman at St Stephen's Green on June 22.

The charge is under Section 15 the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.


Garda Philip Gleeson of Kilmainham Station told the court he arrested the defendant at St Stephen's Green at 2.45pm on Monday and brought him to Pearse Street Station, where he was detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

At 12.45am this morning, Garda Gleeson was present when Mr Griffin was charged. He made no reply.

Defence solicitor Peter Connolly said he was making no bail application on Mr Griffin's behalf at this time, but said he understood that gardai would be objecting to bail.

He applied for free legal aid, saying the accused was homeless. Judge Coghlan granted this and adjourned the case to July 1, when the accused will appear in Cloverhill District Court.

He also directed medical and psychological assessment for the accused.