An off-duty garda, his brother and another man who got involved in a fight in Limerick city centre last summer have been charged before the District Court in Limerick.

Adrian Joyce, 31, a garda based at Pearse Street in Dublin but with an address in Claremorris in Co Mayo, his 40-year-old brother Nicholas Joyce with an address in Warrington, England, and 27-year-old David McCarthy from Merval Drive, Clareview in Limerick, were charged.

They are charged with causing an affray or threatening to use violence towards others in O'Connell Street in Limerick on 7 July 7 last year, contrary to the Criminal Justice Public Order Act.

Limerick District Court heard that the Director of Public Prosecutions had elected for summary disposal of the charges before the District Court. 

An application was made to the court on behalf of the three men for all relevant CCTV footage to be made available to them.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly remanded the three men on bail to appear in court again on 2 April for a plea to be entered or to decide a date for hearing.