A former priest in his 70s has appeared in court today charged with indecently assaulting children between the late 1960s and early 1980s.
Dublin District Court heard that he was arrested today at Dublin Airport. He replied "No" when the 55 charges were put to him.
The DPP has directed that he be tried on indictment and he has been remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next Wednesday.
The judge, President Miriam Malone, made an order preventing his identification in the media.
The alleged abuse happened at various locations around the country.