Following an eight-hour manhunt across west Dublin on Monday, Joseph Rafferty was eventually apprehended and arrested by Gardaí at CityWest Shopping Centre on Monday afternoon.

According to 98FM, the 37-year-old, with an address in Russell Place, Russell Square in Tallaght, has appeared before Tallaght District Court this morning.

Rafferty, who was charged with six offences including car-jacking, aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm, made no reply when the charges were put to him yesterday.

It has been established that Raffety's council made no application for bail, and requested his client receive appropriate psychiatric treatment while in custody of the State.

Rafferty will appear before Cloverhill District Court next week.