Two men have appeared in court charged with possession and use of an ATM skimming device.

The men, from Moldova, were arrested yesterday and appeared before Dublin District Court this morning.

Nicolai Levinte, 30, and Eugenia Muntean, 34, have both been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Friday.

Detective Garda Stephen Kelly, from the Garda national criminal bureau told the court he arrested Mr Muntean at Newbridge Garda Station shortly after 8pm yesterday evening.

When three charges were put to him, Mr Muntean replied: "I understand."

Gardaí objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the charges, the maximum sentence if convicted and concerns that the Moldovan national is a flight risk.

The court heard the 34-year-old has only been in the country a few weeks and has not given gardaí an address.

Judge John Cheatle refused bail but said Mr Muntean can appeal that decision in the High Court.

Detective Garda Pauline Szranowaska gave evidence of charging Nicolai Levinte at Newbridge Garda Station yesterday evening.

She also objected to bail on the same grounds as Detective Garda Kelly.

Both men were remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Friday.