Date set for retrial of child minder accused of causing serious harm to baby

A date has been set for the retrial of a child-minder accused of causing serious harm to a baby.

Sandra Higgins (36), of The Beeches, Drumgola Wood, Cavan town, Co Cavan denies a charge of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby at her home on March 28, 2012 .

Judge Karen O'Connor at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court set a new trial date of January 15, 2018.

The jury in Ms Higgin's trial earlier this year were discharged after a juror accessed information on the internet.

The jury in an earlier trial in the case in 2015 failed to reach a verdict.

The court heard the trial is expected to last eight days.

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