Many Women, are coming, before the Courts, now, on Serious Charges?

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Trial for woman (52) accused of impeding prosecution of a suspected criminal

15th July 2022

A Dublin woman accused of impeding the prosecution of a suspected criminal who possessed an offensive weapon has been sent for trial.

Siobhan Ryan (52) was served with the book of evidence when she appeared on bail before Swords District Court.

Ms Ryan, with an address at Charlemont, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, is alleged to have acted without reasonable excuse to impede the apprehension or prosecution of an individual, who she knew or believed had committed an offence, specifically possession of an offensive weapon.

The offence allegedly took place at Daybreak, Waterside in Malahide on January 22 this year.

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

Judge Conal Gibbons gave Ms Ryan the formal alibi caution to provide details to the State of anyone she planned calling as a witness in her defence.

The judge assigned defence solicitor Tracey Horan and one junior counsel on free legal aid.

The judge remanded the accused woman on bail in her own bond of €100, to appear before a court in the Criminal Courts of Justice in two weeks.

The judge also ordered that a video copy of an interview which gardaí conducted with the accused be furnished to her legal team.

Ms Ryan has not yet indicated how she intends pleading to the charge.

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