The High Court will give its decision on Monday morning on a bail application by a 53-year-old barrister and law professor, who is accused of the murder of a 36-year-old man in Tallaght last month.

Diarmuid Rossa Phelan, 53, from Kiltalown Lane, Tallaght is charged with murdering Keith Conlon, who was shot at Hazelgrove Farm, Kiltalown Lane in Tallaght, on 22 February.

Mr Conlon died in hospital two days after the shooting.

Mr Phelan has been in custody since his arrest.

Gardaí told the High Court Mr Phelan was considered a flight risk as he had extensive contacts abroad and owned considerable assets.

The accused, who said he was an associate professor of law in Trinity College and has been a senior counsel since 2008, told the court there was no possibility of him trying to evade justice.

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy said she would give her decision on Monday.