A man accused of two burglaries in the city centre was granted bail subject to strict conditions.
David Barry of 42A Wolfe Tone Street appeared before a special court sitting on Wednesday evening charged with burglary at St Canice's Credit Union and Ladbrokes Betting Office on Kieran Street on January 30.
Sergeant Alma Molloy told the court that there were no directions available from the DPP at present.
Solicitor Chris Hogan applied for bail on behalf of his client. His application was opposed by gardaí on a number of grounds including the seriousness of the alleged charges.
Garda Kevin Seymour told the court that it is alleged that at 4am this morning the accused entered St Canice's Credit Union on High Street as a trespasser and stole property.
"CCTV has been obtained and gardaí have identified the defendant from the CCTV," he said.
He told the court that it would also be alleged that at 4.20am the defendant entered Ladbrokes on Kieran Street and stole property and that CCTV was obtained and that the defendant was also identified by gardaí at this location.
Garda Seymour also outlined in his evidence how at 4.30am the defendant was found by gardaí at the Butterslip in the city cente and the garda alleged that the defendant was in possession of a hatchet and of property both from St Canice's Credit Union and Ladbrokes on Kieran Street.
Gardaí told the court that the defendant is of no fixed abode and that enquiries had been made regarding an address that the defendant had provided where he says he resides.
Judge Colin Daly adjourned matters to Carlow District Court on Thursday to allow the defendant prove he is resident at 42A Wolfe Tone Street. Judge Daly remanded the defendant on bail to appear before Kilkenny District Court on March 26.
Judge Daly granted bail to Mr Barry on condition that the defendant stay away from St Canice’s Credit Union and Ladbrokes and any witnesses or staff and that he observe a curfew from 91m to 9pm, to sign on daily at Kilkenny Garda Station and to reside at 42A Wolfe Tone Street and to notify gardaí of any change of address.