A 41-year-old man has been remanded on bail on charges of criminal damage after a concrete mixer truck was driven up to the gates of Leinster House.

Joseph McNamara, with an address at Dun Na Carriage, Salthill, Co Galway, was remanded on bail to 25 November on condition he does not come to the unlawful attention of gardaí during that time.

Gardaí were ordered by the judge in the case to preserve all CCTV imagery from Leinster House at the time the cement truck was driven to the gates.

The decision followed an application by legal representatives for Mr McNamara as part of the bail hearing.

An application by gardaí that he be ordered to stay away from Anglo Irish Bank on St Stephen's Green in Dublin was not included in bail conditions.

Mr McNamara was arrested yesterday after the truck, with the words 'Toxic Bank Anglo' on the drum and a billboard on the back saying 'all politicians should be sacked', was driven at the gates of Leinster House on the day the Dáil returned following the summer recess.

It was the second time the truck was used in such a protest. It blocked the entrance to a branch of Anglo Irish Bank in Galway last April.