Three young men have gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court accused of raping a woman they picked up in a van after she was separated from friends on a night out.
In an opening statement, prosecuting counsel told a jury the woman will tell the trial the men were in a van which contained a mattress in the back.
The woman had been on a mystery bus tour with friends in September 2009 and was quite drunk by the end of the night.
She got separated from her friends after being in the pub on the suburbs of Cork and was captured on CCTV footage unsteady on her feet outside a nearby school.
A white van pulled up and she does not remember how she got into it.
There was a mattress in the back and she understood there to be three men and a woman inside.
Opening the case against the three, who cannot be named, the prosecution said the van went to a remote area and one of the men got into the back with her and physically and sexually assaulted her.
Senior Counsel for the prosecution Patrick McCarthy said the case would be one of joint enterprise and the woman did not know which of the men had raped or attempted to rape her.
The men drove her home and one then stole her car which led to the arrests. The three accused were aged 15, 16 and 18 at the time.
In the witness box, the 34-year-old woman said she was very drunk on the night and does not remember how she came to be in the van.
She remembers sitting on the mattress talking to one of the men, while the others were in the front with a woman.
She said she was very scared and very drunk when she realised she was in the van and was outnumbered.
The van stopped and she was orally raped by one man and sexually assaulted by another who attempted to rape to.
She said one of the men then went through her handbag and they became interested in her car.
She gave them her address in what she described as "a deal with the devil" because she thought if she could get home she might be able to find someone she knew.
The jury was shown photographs of bruises she says were inflicted during the struggle. Her clothes were also ripped off during the attack, she said.
After she was dropped home she got into her house through a bathroom window as the men had taken her keys.
Minutes later her car was gone, as was the van. A friend who saw the van realised something was wrong and called to her house. They then alerted gardaí.
In cross-examination, the woman denied that she had consensual sex with one of the men.
She said she had definitely said no.
"I had been fighting him off, I think that pretty much says no," she said, before denying that she had been hitch-hiking on the night.
She had money and there was a bus to take them home so she had no reason to hitch-hike, the woman said.