A 31-year-old Dublin man has appeared in court charged with robbing a taxi at gunpoint in the north inner city on Sunday evening.
Sean Ducque of Cloonlara Crescent in Finglas has been remanded in custody to appear in court again on this day week.
He is accused of robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint at Terrace Place in Dublin 1 at around 7pm last Sunday.
Sergeant Enda O'Sullivan told the court that the 31-year-old made no reply when he was charged with robbery at Mountjoy Garda Station this afternoon.
The sergeant said to a second charge of possession of a firearm he answered: "I had no shotgun on me when arrested".
Sean Ducque, who is in receipt of social welfare, wore a grey tracksuit and stood with his hands behind his back during this evening's court appearance.
Judge Ann Watkin refused him bail partly because of the seriousness of the charges.
She was told the evidence includes CCTV footage and an audio recording from a camera inside the taxi.