A man has been charged with attempted murder of a pregnant woman who was severely injured in a sustained attack in Dublin city centre.
The woman in her 30s was taken to hospital following the incident in the early hours of April 25th.
32-year-old Dean Paget, of no fixed abode, was arrested in May and had been charged with four violent offences against the same woman, at three locations in the south-side of central Dublin.
He was accused of making a threat to kill or cause her serious harm at Drury Street; false imprisonment of the woman at Montague Lane and assault causing her harm at Montague Lane and Dame Lane.
He made no application for bail at his first hearing and was remanded in custody.
Additional charges were put to him today at Cloverhill District Court.
They were for attempted murder of the woman; another count of assault causing harm; and a charge for causing serious harm.
Garda Grainne Collier told Judge John Brennan the accused “made no reply to any of the charges after caution and he was handed true copies of the charge sheets".
Mr Mulvany noted his client could not apply for bail in the district court as he faced an attempted murder charge.
Judge Brennan remanded him in custody pending the preparation of a book of evidence. He will appear again in court on September 7th next.
There was no indication how he will plead. Legal aid was granted.