Three men with addresses in Mayo have been charged in relation to the incident and are currently on remand in custody.

They are Francis Harman of Nephin Court, Killala Road, Ballina; John Irving of Shanwar, Foxford, and John Clarke of Carrowkelly, Ballina.

RTE is reporting that at Sligo Circuit Court this morning, Judge Keenan Johnson was told that Mr Irving would be making an application to have proceedings moved to Dublin and the application was supported by the other two accused.

Desmond Dockery, Senior Counsel for Mr Clarke, said that the publicity generated by the case warrants it being moved.

Judge Johnson adjourned the matter until 21 October