A 33-year-old Letterkenny man has been charged with assault and burglary following a serious assault on a 73-year-old man in Carndonagh on Friday night.
Lee Mitchell of Windmill View, Letterkenny appeared at special sitting of Buncrana District Court this afternoon.
He was refused bail and remanded in custody, and is to appear in Harristown District Court on 6 June.
The pensioner, is being treated for serious injuries at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.
The incident happened at his home on Convent Road, Carndonagh, where he lives alone.