A man has appeared in the the Dublin District Court charged with threatening and abusive behaviour following disturbances at the Court of Appeal earlier this afternoon.

Simeon Burke, 24 and from Cloonsunna, Castlebar in Co Mayo, was remanded in custody after he refused to sign a bail bond.

A younger brother of Enoch Burke, he is due to appear in court this day week.

Simeon Burke was arrested this afternoon following chaotic scenes at the Court of Appeal when the judges had to leave the bench and gardaí removed members of the Burke family from the court.

The 24-year-old was taken to the Bridewell Garda Station and charged with engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive words and behaviour at the Court of Appeal.

He refused to take up station bail, resulting in gardaí bringing him before Judge Paula Murphy at this evening’s sitting of Dublin District Court.

Garda Conor Dwyer gave evidence of arrest charge and caution. He told the court that he went to the Court of Appeal at 3.23pm and escorted Mr Burke out of the court.

The garda said he was shouting in aggressive manner, he tried to reason with him but he would not comply and he arrested under Section 6 of the Public Order Act

He told the court that Mr Burke made no reply when later charged at the Bridewell Garda Station

Mr Burke represented himself in the District Court. He told the judge that he had been "unlawfully arrested."

"I have been treated shamefully and disgracefully by the gardaí," he said, "I am shocked and shaken to the core."

He said "a mob of gardaí invaded" the Court of Appeal and claimed they assaulted him, his brother Enoch and his sister Ammi "a solicitor."

Mr Burke also said the Court of Appeal was trying "to shove transgenderism down the throats of the people" and demanded the judge put a stop to the proceedings.

Judge Paula Murphy granted Simeon Burke bail on his own bond of €200 and on condition that he stay away from the Four Courts.

However, Mr Burke branded the proceedings "shameful", refused to sign the bail bond and was remanded in custody with consent to bail.

His brother Enoch, his mother, sister Ammi, his father Sean, and his brother Isaac supported him in court and called the proceedings "shameful" as Simeon was escorted into custody

He is due back before Clover Hill District court next Tuesday