A 26-year-old man has been refused bail after he was charged with handling €1,400 of stolen goods taken during looting at a supermarket in Dublin.

During last week's snow storm, the Lidl store on Fortunesown Lane in Tallaght was extensively damaged after it was raided and looted.

Liam Walsh, from Ard Mor Drive, Tallaght, appeared at Dublin District Court charged under the Theft and Fraud Act.

Mr Walsh, who is accused of handling stolen property taken from the Lidl supermarket, made no reply when charged.

Objecting to bail due to the seriousness of the offence, gardaí told the court that on 2 March the Lidl supermarket was burgled and "extensive damage was caused by a large excavator."

Numerous videos appeared on social media showing the building collapse, they said.

Mr Walsh was arrested on Tuesday and detained for five hours before he was charged.

Gardaí said the case is expected to go to the circuit court.

The offence carries a sentence of up to ten years in jail.

Defence solicitor Michael French said he expected the case would remain in the district court and said Mr Walsh denies the charge.

Mr French said his client could be trusted to turn up for his trial and that there had been a "media furore" about the incidents.

Pleading for bail, he argued that the charge had been brought prematurely and the investigation was still ongoing.

Other people still had to be interviewed and the evidence was circumstantial, he submitted.

Judge Grainne O'Neill said the accused still enjoyed the right presumption of innocence.

However, she refused bail and remanded Mr Walsh in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on 13 March next for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to be obtained.

Legal aid was granted.

On Saturday, nine other men appeared at the district court after they faced a range of charges in connection with the raiding and looting at the Lidl supermarket and a break-in at a nearby Centra store.