A 29-year-old man charged with a number of offences against a woman who was allegedly falsely imprisoned and tied up with duct tape in a Dublin City Centre laneway, has been further remanded in custody.
Maurice Fitzgerald from Abbeyview, Buttevant, Co Cork is charged with false imprisonment, assault causing harm and possession of a claw hammer and duct tape.
He was apprehended by gardaí who said they witnessed part of the alleged incident at Meeting House Lane last Saturday night.
He had been remanded in custody last Monday night to Cloverhill District Court today when he appeared by video link.
Today, gardaí applied for a four-week adjournment while directions from the DPP are awaited.
There was no application for bail and the accused has not yet entered a plea.
On Monday evening gardaí told Judge John O'Leary that a woman had been targeted and an isolated laneway had been selected near Meeting House Square in Dublin.
The court was told a witness observed the woman allegedly being "dragged up a laneway" while another heard the woman shout. An unmarked patrol car arrived at the scene and the car's headlights illuminated the laneway where gardaí said they observed the man dragging the woman under a parked car.
The court was told the alleged incident was captured on CCTV and the woman could be seen being repeatedly struck and being bound with the tape.
The details of the alleged offences were given during a bail application.
However, Mr Fitzgerald's solicitor then told the court her client was withdrawing his bail application.