A 29-year-old man has appeared in court charged in relation to the false imprisonment of three people in Co Louth in 2011.

Mark McCarthy, of Elm Dale Crescent, Ballyfermot in Dublin, appeared before Dundalk District Court today to face four charges.

He is accused of the false imprisonment of Warren Nawn, Jean Marie Matthews and a child between 1 and 2 August 2011.

The fourth charge alleges he stole €661,125 from An Post, West Street, Drogheda on 2 August 2011.

Detective Sgt Fearghal O'Toole gave evidence of arresting Mr McCarthy in Dundalk before court this morning.

He asked Judge Conal Gibbons to remand the accused in custody and said that was with consent.

The case was adjourned to Drogheda District Court until next Tuesday with Mr McCarthy remanded in custody.