The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has decided it is not necessary to investigate the discharge of garda firearms in Cork at the weekend.

It follows an alleged incident where shots were fired at gardaí.

GSOC says it was notified in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It said having examined the circumstances around this, GSOC determined that an investigation "in the public interest is not necessary".

A 21-year-old man appeared before Cork District Court today, charged in relation to the incident.

Tommy Mannah, who has no current address but had been living at an apartment on Military Road in Cork, is charged with two firearms offences, including possession of a firearm or imitation firearm.

Mr Mannah is also charged with using that firearm or imitation firearm for the purpose of resisting arrest by a member of An Garda Síochána, endangerment and taking a car without the consent of the owner on Military Road.

Judge Olann Kelleher refused bail, and noted "it is alleged firearms were discharged".

Tommy Mannah was remanded in custody for one week.