A 40-year-old Cork man, described by gardaí as the leader of a feuding faction in the city, has been charged with the false imprisonment of a young man on Thursday night.

Philip Murphy of Killala Gardens, Knocknaheeny, appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court this afternoon.

Detective Garda Matthew Walsh told the Court that after being cautioned and charged, Mr Murphy made no reply.

Detective Walsh said gardaí were objecting to bail because of the serious nature of the offence and because they had concerns that Mr Murphy might interfere with witnesses.

Gardaí also objected to bail on the grounds that the matter before the court was linked to a crash on Thursday night, which claimed the lives of two teenagers.

The crash happened on Harbourview Road, Knocknaheeny, shortly after 11.30pm on Thursday night.

CJ Dolan, 16, of Hollywood Estate, Blarney Road, died shortly afterwards in hospital.

Derry O'Callaghan, 19, of Killala Gardens, Knocknaheeny, died yesterday morning in hospital.

Three others, who were also in the car, remain in a stable condition at Cork University Hospital.

Judge Brian Sheridan refused bail to Mr Murphy and remanded him in custody to appear in court again on Tuesday.

A 20-year-old man who was questioned in connection with the incident was released without charge last night.