A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a man who was allegedly assaulted while using a pop-up soup kitchen on Patrick Street in Cork city centre in September 2019. 

Adrian Henry, who is a native of the UK, appeared before Cork District Court where he was charged with the manslaughter of 40-year-old James Duncan at Patrick Street in Cork on 12 September, 2019.

Mr Duncan with an address at Dunmore Gardens, Knocknaheeny in Cork, was transferred by ambulance to Cork University Hospital on the night in question. He underwent emergency surgery for serious brain injuries and was placed on a ventilator. However, he died on 25 October, 2019. 

Detective Garda Neil Walsh of Anglesea Street Garda Station told the court that Mr Henry, 48, replied "Not guilty" when the manslaughter charge was put to him under caution. 

Sgt John Kelleher said that the DPP had directed that the matter be dealt by way of trial by indictment at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. He applied for an adjournment of the case until 17 February.

Det Garda Walsh said that gardaí had no objection to bail for Mr Henry once he abided by certain conditions. These included that he reside at an address in Blackpool on the northside of Cork city and notify gardaí in writing of any change of residence. 

He also said that gardaí were seeking to have Mr Henry sign-on three times a week at Anglesea Street Garda Station.

Mr Henry was asked to provide gardaí with a mobile phone number on which he can be contacted around the clock. The defendant was also warned to stay off intoxicants. 

Mr Henry's solicitor, Frank Buttimer said his client, whom the court heard had been in rehab overseas, was willing to abide by the terms set down by the courts. 

Judge Olann Kelleher granted Mr Henry bail.

He remanded him on his own bond to appear again at Cork District Court on 17 February.

He told Mr Henry that he would be imprisoned if he breached any of the terms of his bail.