A former priest in the Diocese of Ferns has been sent forward for trial on 35 charges of indecent assault against two young boys.

A book of evidence was served on James Doyle, who was curate in Clonard Parish in Wexford town, from 1979 to 1990.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between 1981 and 1986.

The defendant is understood to be now living in Dublin. He was remanded on continuing bail to the next sitting of Wexford District Court.