A 26 year old man has been remanded in custody on a rape charge at Waterford District Court.
He was arrested on Wednesday, following an incident in the car park at the back of the Wander Inn Pub in Waterford city early that morning.
The Director of Public Prosecutions instructed him to be charged yesterday.
He was refused bail on the basis of the seriousness of the charge, and because he had only recently returned to the state from abroad.
He will appear in court again next week.