A bench warrant has been issued for a man facing trial for the alleged assault of a woman in Letterkenny.
Seamus Cooley failed to appear at Letterkenny Circuit Court for his trial.
Mr Cooley, aged 44, is charged with the alleged attack at Castle Street on October 15th, 2017.
The court was told that Mr Cooley’s legal team had come off record and that he was a lay litigant.
Mr Cooley’s name was called to the body of the court but there was no appearance.
Judge John Aylmer ordered that a bench warrant be issued for Mr Cooley.
An earlier court previously advised that media coverage of the case should not include Mr Cooley’s address.