A jury has been sworn in at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to hear the trial of a garda who is accused of assaulting an RTÉ cameraman during an event in Dublin.

Garda Sean Lucey, who has been stationed at Crumlin Village and Sundrive Road Garda Stations in Dublin, is facing one count of assault causing harm to Colm Hand on Cathedral Street on 6 February 2016.

He is also accused of damaging Mr Hand's camera.

Garda Lucey pleaded not guilty to the charges today at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

The trial, which is due to begin on Monday, is expected to last five days and hear from 22 witnesses.

Potential jurors were told the alleged incident occurred during "an event" in Dublin City Centre, which included the group Pegida, which was described in court as an organisation with the aim of protecting national identity.

There was also "a counter event" with groups including the European Network Against Racism.

They were advised that the defendant is a member of An Garda Síochána and that the complainant is an employee of RTÉ.

Judge Karen O'Connor said if any potential jurors anticipated that they might have any difficulty with impartially, than it should be brought to the court's attention.

A jury of five men and seven women was sworn in.

Judge O'Connor directed the jury not to carry out any of their own research and to only rely on the evidence that will be presented in court.

The jury members have been told to return to the court at 11.30am on Monday.