Irish woman accused of Penneys assault allowed travel to Turkey for dental treatment

A woman accused of assaulting another woman inside a midlands department store has been given the green light to fly to Turkey for dental treatment this week.

Teresa Dinnegan, 35, 18 Grian Ard, Longford, jetted out to Izmir yesterday morning after appearing at a sitting of Longford District Court after she, together with a female co accused was charged with assaulting another woman at Penney’s, Longford Centre on March 16.

Ms Dinnegan, who is on free legal aid, applied through her solicitor John Quinn to have her bail terms relaxed.

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Under those conditions, Ms Dinnegan had been confined to a 10pm to 6am curfew, to reside at an address in the Springlawn area of town and to sign on daily at Longford garda station.

Mr Quinn said he would be applying for his client to have her bail conditions temporarily lifted to allow Ms Dinnegan travel to Turkey from June 14 to June 23.

The court was informed the purpose of that trip was for “dental work” to be undertaken.

Ms Dinnegan is not due to fly back into the country until next Thursday when her bail conditions are to be reinstated.

Sgt Mark Mahon for the State, said the prosecution had no difficulty with the application being made and which was subsequently granted by Judge Bernadette Owens.

At the time of that initial hearing back in March, Ms Dinnegan called into question the severity of her bail terms.

In adjourning the case, Judge Owens pencilled in a date of July 5 when DPP directions are expected to be made available.

The court had previously heard the alleged incident which involved a third female who was also charged with assaulting Ms Dinnegan, stemmed from an alleged ongoing feud between rivalling factions.


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