Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given by Sgt. Maura McGarry.
Detective Inspector Pat Finlay applied to the court for Mr Sweeney to be remanded in custody.
Bail was sought, but gardaí objected.
Judge Gearty refused the application for bail and remanded Mr Sweeney in custody to appear at a sitting of the District Court in Castlerea on Friday, January 18th.
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