Alan Hutch in court charged with stabbing his brother Ross

Ross Hutch (25) received a head injury at Portland Place in Dublin on Wednesday

A 35-year-old Dublin man has been granted bail after being charged over a stab attack on his brother during an “ongoing dispute”.

Ross Hutch (25) was treated by emergency services after he received a head injury at Portland Place, in north inner city Dublin, on Wednesday night.

Alan Hutch (35), from Portland Place, was arrested.

He appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at a Thursday evening sitting of Dublin District Court where he was charged with assault causing harm to Ross Hutch on January 3rd.


The alleged offence is contrary to Section Three of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

Garda Damien Kildea, from Mountjoy Garda station, told Judge Smyth that Alan Hutch was charged at 3.13pm on Thursday and “he made no reply after caution” before he was handed a copy of his charge sheet.

He said there was no objection to bail, subject to conditions. Garda Kildea said “there appears to be an ongoing dispute” between the accused and his brother.

Judge Smyth set bail at €250 and ordered the accused to sign on three days a week at a specified Garda station and “remain of sober habits”.

The accused was warned by the judge that he must be of good behaviour and have no contact with Ross Hutch.

Alan Hutch, dressed in a navy hoodie, black trousers and trainers, did not address the court during the hearing. There was no indication as to how he will plead.

Mr Hutch was ordered to appear again on February 1st. Legal aid was granted after defence solicitor Declan Fahy told the judge his client was unemployed.

Conor Lally

Conor Lally

Conor Lally is Security and Crime Editor of The Irish Times