A 16-year-old girl has been charged with attacking and injuring a garda during a public order incident in Dublin.
The teenager was remanded on bail to appear again at the Dublin Children’s Court next week to enter a plea.
Judge Bernadette Owens was told there was a large scale public order incident at Essex Street, Dublin 2 on August 8th last year.
A number of youths became increasingly aggressive toward gardaí, the court heard.
They were cautioned to leave the area and a number of arrests were made, said Garda Sergeant Derek Dalton.
It was alleged the girl, then aged 15, punched a female garda in the face resulting in a “significant black eye”. The officer had to take a week off work.
Judge Owens adjourned the case until next week.
The girl’s solicitor said progress will be made on the next date.