A teenager has been remanded on bail after he was charged with a serious assault which left a 29-year-old man in a critical condition in a Cork hospital.
Ricardo Hoey (19) was charged assault causing harm to Matt O’Neill in Carrigaline, County Cork on December 28th.
The victim was found on the side of the road at the Glenwood Estate in Carrigaline at around 5:45pm.
He was taken to Cork University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Mr Hoey of Ardcarrig, Carrigaline was charged with the offence when he was brought by investigating Gardaí before a special sitting of Mallow District Court on Friday morning.
Detective Garda Declan Healy of Carrigaline Garda Station told the court that Mr Hoey was arrested at 9.48am and brought in for questioning about a serious assault in Carrigaline town earlier that day.
Mr Hoey made no reply to the charge when it was put to him following his arrest and charging that night.
Inspector Tony Sullivan said that Gardaí had no objection to bail for Mr Hoey once certain bail conditions were met.
Mr Hoey must sign on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Togher Garda Station between the hours of 9am and 9pm.
He is to have no contact with the injured party, his family or a named list of witnesses that Gardaí provided.
Mr Hoey will appear again at Cork District Court on January 5th.
Judge Joanne Carroll remanded Mr Hoey on bail to appear again on that date and she also granted him free legal aid after hearing that he was working as a scaffolder and earning modest wages.
Reporting by Barry Roche
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