A 49-year-old man, charged with false imprisonment of West Cork widow Ann Corcoran, was remanded in custody today.
Oliver Hayes of Clancool Terrace in Bandon, was brought before Kinsale Court in Co Cork this morning.
Judge James McNulty heard from Inspector Brendan Fogarty that they were seeking an adjournment of the case to Bandon on February 20.
Defence solicitor Plunkett Taffe said there was no objection if the gardaí wanted a longer adjournment. However, the garda said the February 20 date would be the best date for them.
Mr Taffe then said because of irreconcilable differences he was coming off the case and a new solicitor would be in place for the next date.
Oliver Hayes was charged last Friday with the false imprisonment of Ann Corcoran at Maulnaskimlahane, Bandon, on a date unknown between January 19-21.
The defendant sat at the hearing which lasted four minutes.
Judge McNulty was told there was no application for bail.