Two men have appeared before Dublin District Court charged with assaulting a teenage girl and her friend in west Dublin last week.

They have both been remanded on bail and will be back before the court again on 1 April.

The teenage girl and her friend who were assaulted cannot be named as they are under 18 and proceedings are now active before the courts.

They both suffered serious injuries in the assaults, which happened at around 9.40pm on the night of 30 December.

Darragh Lyons, 18, from Weir View, Glenaulin in Chapelizod, in Dublin, was charged with assault causing harm to the girl.

Dublin District Court heard he made no reply to the charge. The court was told he had no previous convictions and had tried to hand himself in in relation to this matter, but was arrested by gardaí at his home. He is not working and was granted legal aid.

Jack Cummins, 18, of Rossmore Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin, was charged with assaulting the girl's male friend.

His solicitor said he wanted the court to know it was not alleged that he had caused the injuries suffered by the young woman.

Gardaí did not object to bail for either man, subject to strict conditions, including a night-time curfew and a condition that they are to have no contact with witnesses or the injured parties.