Judge Leo Malone said the complainant had a safety order against his ex-partner and on top of that, bail conditions required him to have no contact with her.
Frank Buttimer, defence solicitor, said the accused, Krzysztof Bajek, aged 30, of Ballyhooley Rd, Cork, had been crying in the custody area of Cork District Court realising how much he had to lose both in terms of family and employment.
He was brought before the court on Monday for breaching his bail on a previous charge of being in breach of a safety order. Yesterday he pleaded guilty to the charge which gave rise to those breach proceedings.
Insp Adrian Gamble told Judge Malone complainant Mallorxata Sobal, was at home on June 10 when she began to get a series of calls and texts. She contacted Mayfield Garda Station and Garda Michelle McNamara called out to her home. Garda McNamara saw there were 24 missed calls on the phone, 23 picture messages, and 29 text messages.
Insp Gamble said the accused had no previous convictions.
Judge Malone said he would put sentencing back until September 14 to allow time for preparation of a probation report. Bail conditions require him to abstain from alcohol and have no contact with his ex-partner.