A 37-year-old man failed to secure his release from custody after being refused bail in connection with a serious assault.
Jooda Akanbi (pictured), who is originally from Nigeria but has been living Swords, Co Dublin, for some years, is charged with assault occasioning harm to Taiwo Jamani (45).
It is alleged that during a row on Main Street, Swords, on October 10, Mr Jamani was struck with a baseball bat. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Mr Akanbi's lawyers applied for bail in Cloverhill District Court on Tuesday but this was refused by the judge.
Yesterday, they asked the High Court to release their client on the grounds that he is being unlawfully held in breach of his (Article 40.4.2) constitutional rights.
They claimed that District Judge Malone's refusal was not in accordance with fair procedures and was based on hearsay evidence. The State argued that Mr Akanbi was a flight risk.
Mr Justice George Birmingham said the bail application in the District Court was heard over three hours and he was satisfied that there was no fundamental unfairness attached to that hearing warranting an order for release.