A woman has been granted bail after being charged with attacking a garda who was doused with boiling oil in Dublin.

Rachel Hiheglo, 27, with an address at Mary Aikenhead House, was charged with assault causing harm to Michael O'Shea and another man.

Garda O'Shea, of Kilmainham station, received serious injuries during the domestic dispute call-out at Mary Aikenhead House on James’s Street yesterday morning.

The officer was taken to hospital with injuries to his face, neck and shoulder. A second man injured during the incident was also taken to hospital but was later discharged.

Dublin District Court was told that there was no objection to bail provided the accused surrendered her passport and complied with bail conditions.

Judge Dermot Dempsey ordered the woman to sign on at her local garda station, every Monday and Friday, between 7am and 8pm.

She was granted legal aid and ordered to appear again on 12 September pending directions from the DPP.

Meanwhile, the Garda Representative Association has called for the law to be changed to protect gardaí.

In a statement, GRA President Damien McCarthy has said that 'there appears to be a political reluctance to properly protect frontline gardaí from assaults; now rising above 800 every year.

Damien McCarthy has said that 'successive Ministers for Justice have failed to implement legislation to protect emergency workers. We believe a mandatory sentence would deter a large proportion of potential assailants.'

He continued, 'an assault on a garda is a direct attack on our democratic community.'