Man charged with rape of Spanish student in Dublin

He is also accused of falsely imprisoning the 18-year-old

Man charged with rape of Spanish student in Dublin

A 2009 photo of the building site on which was the old Ardagh Irish Glass Factory at Ringsend in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a Spanish student in Dublin last weekend.

The man, who cannot be identified at this stage, is also accused of falsely imprisoning the 18-year-old and threatening to kill her.

It is alleged to have happened at the Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend on the south-side of Dublin city.

The man's bail was revoked this morning when he appeared before Dublin District Court on other, unrelated matters.

Judge Michael Walsh heard the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed he be tried before a judge and jury at the Central Criminal Court.

He has been remanded in custody for a week and will undergo a psychiatric assessment amid concerns raised by his solicitor for his mental well-being.