A 24-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with the rape of a Spanish student in Dublin last weekend.

The woman, who is interested in photography, met a man on the Boardwalk in the city centre on Saturday and went with him to the Pigeon House road near the coast at Sandymount strand.

However, she told gardaí she was then threatened, attacked, tied up and raped a number of times through Saturday night and into Sunday morning at the Irish Glass Bottle site.

This afternoon the man was charged with three offences: rape, false imprisonment and threats to kill. 

Detective Garda Bryan Hunt today gave evidence of arrest charge and caution.

He said the accused was cautioned and made no reply to the charges. He also said the DPP had directed trial on indictment.

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Earlier today, the man appeared in two other courts in relation to other less serious charges.

His bail was revoked by a District Court judge after five gardaí testified he had breached the conditions of his release.

The court heard that he had been arrested and charged with other offences and had been found by gardaí to be in an area of Dublin city that he had agreed to stay away from as a condition of his bail.

Judge Michael Walsh said he was satisfied there was "overwhelming evidence" that he had not abided by his bail conditions and remanded him in custody.

He then appeared in the Circuit Court on other unrelated matters and there was no objection when the judge there also revoked his bail.

Defence Solicitor Tony Collier told the court his client was on disability allowance and he was granted free legal aid.

Judge Walsh directed that the accused receive any medical attention deemed appropriate after Mr Collier said he was concerned about his client's mental well being and applied for a psychiatric report.

The man did not speak during the brief hearing and was remanded in custody to appear again at Clover Hill District Court next Friday 28 July.