A man who is accused of putting his wife in fear by attacking her and punching her in the face numerous times at the family home earlier this month had accused his wife of having an affair with his brother.
Garda Murphy testified that the objection to bail was based on the seriousness of the allegation that the accused entered the home of his wife and assaulted her.
The officer said that he observed physical injuries on the complainant’s face and neck when he arrived at the scene. She set off the alarm via her phone.
The complainant testified that, “If he gets bail he would threaten me to drop the charges.
"I think he would be trying to intimidate me to drop the charges. He tried to ring my number but I blocked his number.
“He had an affair with my sister. That came out 18 months ago.
"He accused me of having an affair with his brother. He has a cocaine addiction.”
The defendant also gave evidence and asked, “If she was in such fear of me why would she take me in to the house over Christmas?”
He added, “I just want my kids in my life.”
Judge Olann Kelleher refused bail and remanded the accused in custody for one week.