A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with a serious assault which has left a 73-year-old man in a critical condition in Cork University Hospital.

Jonathan O’Driscoll who is originally from Dan Corkery Place in Macroom, but now Coolcower House, was charged with assault causing harm to Christy O’Callaghan at Sleaveen East, Macroom on 21 March. 

Mr O’Driscoll was brought before a special sitting of Bantry District Court today where he was charged under Section three of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

Det Garda Alan O'Sullivan gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution in relation to Mr O'Driscoll.

Solicitor Flor Murphy said that his client was seeking bail on the charge but Garda Inspector Eamon Brady said gardaí were objecting to bail because of the seriousness of the charge against Mr O’Driscoll.

Judge Con O'Leary refused bail and remanded Mr O'Driscoll in custody to appear again at Bantry District Court next Thursday.