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Man (24) accused of producing knife in row

A DUBLIN man accused of producing a knife during the course of an argument has been sent forward for trial.

Liam Deegan (24) replied "no, defending myself" after he was charged by gardai.

He has been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim and any witnesses for the duration of the trial.

The accused, of Rathmore Drive in Tyrrelstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with three counts of producing a knife during the course of a dispute.

The alleged incidents took place at Gazelle Walk and at Park Boulevard, both in Tyrrelstown, on August 25 last.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Deegan the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as witness in his defence.

Defence solicitor Kelly Breen and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Judge McHugh ordered a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with the accused be furnished to his legal team.

Mr Deegan has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.