A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody after was charged over a violent car-jacking at Dublin Airport yesterday.

Petricia Lucaci, who is from Romania but currently of no fixed abode, is charged with dangerous driving, assault causing harm to a 65-year-old man and theft of his car.

The man sustained head and body injuries and was hospitalised when his car was stolen outside the airport at approximately 3.40pm.

The car was stopped on the Naul Road, in Ballymun and Mr Lucaci was arrested.

He was taken to Beaumont Hospital and following treatment he was brought to Ballymun Garda Station where he was charged.

He appeared before Judge Patricia McNamara at Dublin District Court this morning.

Mr Lucaci has been living in Ireland for about three months doing casual work with a landscaping company.

With a bruised swollen left eye, he remained silent during the hearing and consented to being remanded in custody.

Garda Garvan Lennon told Judge McNamara that Mr Lucaci replied "yes that is true" when the motor theft charge was put to him.

He had no reply to the assault charge but said "it's true" in relation to the dangerous driving offence.

Gda Lennon asked the judge to remand the accused in custody and said, "there will be further more serious charges in relation to the incident".

He also said Mr Lucaci "might require some psychiatric assistance".

Defence solicitor David Stafford said that there was no application for bail and also asked the judge to make an order for his client to get medical treatment during his remand in prison.

He said Mr Lucaci is not on any medication at present.

Judge McNamara said she would note on the warrant that Mr Lucaci should receive appropriate medical attention. He was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on 15 October. 

A garda, aged in his late 20s, was injured during the arrest.

He was brought to James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown for treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.