A man accused of falsely imprisoning a woman at his home in Clare last month has been further remanded in custody.
The 37-year-old man appeared at Ennis district court via video link from prison where is on remand.
The case is subject to reporting restrictions, meaning the accused and the alleged victim cannot be identified.
The man is charged that at his home in a rural area of Clare on November 9, 2022, he did falsely imprison a woman, contrary to section 15 of the Non Fatal Offences Against The Person Act.
Sergeant Aiden Lonergan said he had been told that the file in the matter will be with the director of public prosecutions (DPP) by the end of the week.
Sergeant Lonergan said he was seeking a further adjournment to obtain DPP’s directions which will determine what court the trial will proceed in.
Sergeant Lonergan asked that the accused be further remanded in custody to appear again in court next month.
Defence solicitor Daragh Hassett consented to the State’s application.
Judge Alec Gabbett noted the case is subject to reporting restrictions and said those restrictions continue.
Judge Gabbett remanded the accused in custody to appear again in court via video link on January 18, 2022.