An “agitated” man was armed with a crossbow, hatchet and sword during an incident at his former partner’s home, a court has heard.

Defence solicitor Fergal Boyle argued there was no hard evidence his client would intimidate the woman.

He added that Mr Blake agreed to obey a range of bail conditions including curfews and having no contact with the complainant.

The judge remanded him on €300 bail to appear at Swords District Court in October for directions from the DPP and “possible further charges”.