Two 17-year-olds have appeared in court charged in connection with an arson attack on a car in Moyross in which two young children were badly burned.

They are both charged with assault causing serious harm to six-year-old Millie Murray and her four-year-old brother Gavin at Pineview gardens on 10 September.

One of the two accused was granted bail, with strict conditions that he stay away from Limerick city, reside at an address given to gardaí and observe a nightly curfew.

He was remanded to appear in court again on 31 October.

The second accused was remanded in custody to appear in court on 3 October.

Meanwhile, a trust fund established to help the two children is said to be receiving good support from the public.

The Murray children were operated on last Tuesday after receiving severe burns and are still being treated at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin in Dublin.

The children's uncle, Leo McNamara, said the trust fund money would be used to care for the children over a long period of time.