A former golf tour operator who is charged with deception, including using false instruments totalling hundreds of thousands of euro, has been remanded on bail to appear again before the district court later this month.

David McMahon, 41, of Ashgrove, Ballyvelly, Tralee, Co Kerry was arrested at Dublin Airport last week on foot of six arrest warrants issued in September 2021.

He was brought before a special sitting of Cork District Court last Friday where he was charged with four counts of dishonesty by deception for sums between €30,000 and €100,000 and with two counts of using false instruments in the sum of €600,000 on dates between 22 May and 2 July 2018.

The court was told that when arrested, charged and cautioned, Mr McMahon made no reply.

He was remanded in custody to Cork Prison to appear again before the district court today, where a bail application would be made on his behalf by his solicitor Padraig J. O'Connell.

At Cork District Court today, Sergeant Pat Lyons said the State had no objection to bail subject to a number of strict conditions including that Mr McMahon reside at the given address, that he sign on daily at Tralee Garda Station, that he be contactable by mobile phone at all times and that he abide by a curfew.

An independent surety of €5,000 in cash, and a bond of €5,000 from Mr McMahon's stepfather Trevor Thomas was accepted by Judge Colm Roberts.

Judge Roberts granted solicitor Padraig J O'Connell's application for bail, subject to conditions and the independent surety, on the basis that the surety would be signed before the Governor of Cork Prison.

The court had been told that the accused could not be brought to court because of Covid restrictions relating to him.

Mr McMahon is due to appear again before the District Court in Tralee on 25 August next for the presentation of the Book of Evidence.