Man to appear in court in connection with attack on woman

Man to appear in court in connection with attack on woman

A 39-year-old man is to appear in court this morning charged in connection with a serious assault in west Dublin.

Joanna Benko, 31, is fighting for her life in hospital after being attacked at her home in Mulhuddart on Monday.

Gardaí were alerted to the incident when a man walked into Blanchardstown Garda Station and told gardaí that he had attacked a woman.

Ms Benko sustained serious head injuries in the assault at her home on Ladyswell Road.

The mother of one was rushed to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown but later transferred to Beaumont Hospital.

Her condition is being described as critical but stable.

Gardaí last night charged a 39-year-old man in connection with the attack and he will appear before Blanchardstown District Court later this morning.


More in this Section

Gardaí talk to three people as investigation into Cork father set on fire continuesGardaí talk to three people as investigation into Cork father set on fire continues

Garda tells inquest he shot Mark Hennessy as he believed he was about to slit Jastine Valdez's throatGarda tells inquest he shot Mark Hennessy as he believed he was about to slit Jastine Valdez's throat

Michael McGrath: Fianna Fáil not kicking pension decisions down the roadMichael McGrath: Fianna Fáil not kicking pension decisions down the road

Cork-based cybersecurity firm warn of 300% increase in cyber attacks from Iran Cork-based cybersecurity firm warn of 300% increase in cyber attacks from Iran


Lifestyle

It turns out 40 is no longer the new 30 – a new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness. The mid-life crisis is all too real, writes Antoinette Tyrrell.A midlife revolution: A new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness

More From The Irish Examiner