Man in court in underwear gets bail

A man who appeared before a Dublin court wearing only his underwear has been granted bail.

30-year-old Thomas O Driscoll of Richmond Avenue, Fairview was carried into court earlier by four prison officers, one holding each limb.

Shortly before the hearing Judge Mary Ellen Ring warned those in court not connected with the case that they may  want to spare their blushes  and leave.

Mr O Driscoll is facing charges at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court over theft of a 399-euro television from Tesco in Clarehall on May 7, 2012, and for possession of wire cutters on the same occasion.

The accused will appear again later this month - he's been ordered to sign on every day at Clontarf garda station.