A 46-year-old man with an address in Trim has appeared before the local District Court today charged with rape and assault.

He is facing a total of 13 charges, including rape and assault causing harm, at an address in Co Meath on various dates in 2020.

Judge John O’Leary sent him forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

He has been remanded on continuing bail of €6,000 and an independent surety of €10,000.  Conditions attached to his bail included a night time curfew and signing on at a Garda station