Two men who attacked their female partner and her two children with a hammer were jailed for four years each, Irish prosecutors said today.
In a statement, the Irish Criminal Cases Commission said the offences of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and common assault were all part of a wider pattern of violence against women.
The women were attacked by the pair on October 6 in their Dublin apartment, in which they threw the items at her, causing serious injury and bruising.
The commission said the pair were later found to have fled the country.
It said they also attacked their former partner’s children with rocks and a machete.
Their convictions are subject to a sentencing recommendation from the courts.