A 45-year-old man has been refused bail in relation to separate incidents of assault and false imprisonment in Co Monaghan in 2018.
Dainius Vysnakas, of 3 Russell Court, Broad Road, Monaghan, is alleged to have held an 18-year-old girl against her will and to have assaulted and robbed a male he gave a lift to.
On the second of November, 2018, Mr Vysnakas is alleged to have held a Stanley knife to an 18-year-old girl and held her "against her will for a short period of time".
This was said to be due to the girl stealing money from his son's money box.
A garda giving evidence said she was held "in an apartment until a friend came back with the money".
In a separate incident on the 22nd of December, 2018, Mr Vysnakas gave a lift to an intoxicated male who was "thumbing a lift".
The victim accepted the offer of a lift, but it's alleged that he was assaulted when he exited the vehicle and that Mr Vysnakas "punched, kicked and stole money" from him.
The victim was taken to Cavan General Hospital as a result of his injuries.
Mr Vysnakas was arrested a number of months later and "made a full admission and was picked out in a formal ID parade".
Mr Vysnakas was said to have "fled the country" and was extradited back to Ireland on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.
The garda warned that if Mr Vysnakas was granted bail, "he will not turn up for court".
However, Defence for Mr Vysnakas said he "consented to being extradited back to Ireland" and added that he is in "poor health" following a stomach operation.
Defence added that he has a wife and children in the jurisdiction, and he is "welcome to stay there".
It was also alleged that he left the country because he was in "dire straits" and "needed to go elsewhere to get work".
The garda giving evidence said the "dire straits" was a possible prison sentence.
Through an interpreter, Mr Vysnakas said he was willing to hand in all travel documents.
He added that he "asked to be extradited here" and had "no intention of leaving".
However, Judge Gerard Jones refused bail, saying these were "most serious allegations".
He was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison and will appear before the court again, via videolink, on Monday, November 1st.