A man has appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court this morning on charges relating to sending a message by telephone that was menacing.

He was instructed by the court that he make no unwarranted contact with UK Police Authorities and that he surrender his passport.

Daniel Weavers, 41, with an address in Douglas, Cork City, appeared before the court on charges contrary to section 13 (1) (a) and section 13 (2) of the Post Office Act, 1951, as amended in 2007.

The defendant was charged with sending a message by phone that was menacing from an address in Cork on 18 October.

Garda Eoghain O'Callaghan told the court the defendant was arrested under caution yesterday and made no reply.

No objection was made to bail but a number of conditions were sought.

These included that the defendant abstain from all intoxicants, that his passport be surrendered to gardaí, that he make no unwarranted communication to UK Police Authorities.

He also has to sign on twice a week at Togher Garda Station in Cork, that he notify gardaí of any change of address and that he be contactable on his Irish mobile, which is to be charged at all times.

Judge Marian O’Leary granted the bail conditions with a bond of €300 to be paid.

She noted that the State is in possession of his passport.

The case is remanded to 12 January and is awaiting the direction of the Director of Public Prosecutions.