Man on attempted rape charge


A Dublin man was charged last night with the attempted rape of an 87 year old woman in Phibsboro on December 6th. Mr Gerard Moran (21), of Leinster Street, Phibsboro appeared at a special sitting of Dublin District Court in the Bridewell shortly after 10 p.m.

Sgt Michael O'Brien of Mountjoy Garda station told Judge Thelma King that when the charge was read to the accused he replied: "I'm sorry I did it. I didn't mean to do it."

The judge remanded him to appear at Dublin District Court on December 18th.