A senior garda said he found it "nothing short of astonishing" that a former air hostess infatuated with her ex-lover allegedly broke her bail to find out if he was seeing someone else.
A court was told that Siobhan Downes (34) allegedly asked a woman working at an accountant's office whether her daughter was going out with the accused's former boyfriend.
Ms Downes was on bail at the time of the alleged offence for allegedly breaching a protection order on October 3 by going to her former boyfriend's home.
The accused had avoided jail last month for breaching six separate protection orders after agreeing to undergo psychiatric treatment.
Garda Margaret Leahy told Ennis District Court yesterday that the accused was "making inquiries about who the injured party is seeing and who he is going out with and that would be a concern".
Insp Tom Kennedy told the court that the action represented a breach of bail conditions.
"I find it nothing short of astonishing that we are here today discussing a further alleged breach given all that has gone on with Ms Downes," he said.
Turlough Herbert, defending, said his client's visit to the office didn't represent a breach of bail as no contact was made with her former boyfriend.
The court heard last week that the man has left the jurisdiction.
Judge Durcan told Mr Herbert: "If your client wants her freedom, I want a sworn undertaking that your client has no contact whatsoever direct or indirect with the injured party."
Ms Downes gave the sworn undertaking in court.
Judge Durcan said first he must apologise to Ms Downes for his remark in court last week that the court was not a creche for middle-aged people, telling the 34-year-old that she doesn't fall into that age category.
Judge Durcan remanded Ms Downes on bail to Ennis District Court to December 4.