An 18-year-old man has been granted bail after being charged in connection with a row that led to a student being stabbed a number of times in Waterford.

He is recovering following emergency surgery at University Hospital Waterford for slash and stab wounds. 

Gavin Walsh, of Garryduff in Gowran, Co Kilkenny, was charged with assault causing harm at a special sitting of Waterford District Court.

Judge Brian Sheridan granted solicitor John Donohoe free legal aid and adjourned the matter to a sitting of the court on 18 October.

Bail terms agreed include signing on at Thomastown Garda station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 9pm, a curfew must be observed between 10pm and 8am, while he was ordered not to interfere with any witness in the case, particularly the injured party. 

He must reside at the Gowran address and supply gardaí with a phone number, with the phone to be charged at all times. 

In addition, he must stay out of Waterford, save for legal or medical appointments.

The student concerned, also a 18-year-old man, was stabbed a number of times in a row that began over queue skipping at The Foundry nightclub on John Street in the city after 11pm on Wednesday.

The victim was a first year agricultural student at Kildalton Agricultural College.