A garda has been arrested and charged at a special district court sitting in connection with an attempted robbery in Cork yesterday afternoon.

Mario Boersma, with an address in Carrigaline, Co Cork was arrested a short time after the attempted robbery at Kilmoney Stores in Carrigaline.

He was charged at a special district court sitting in Cork today and was released on bail.

He is due to appear again before the District Court in Cork tomorrow morning.