A bench warrant has been issued for a Newbridge man who failed to appear in court on Thursday, July 11.
Edward Connors with an address listed in court documents as 4 Beechmount, Green Road, Newbridge is charged with presenting without permission on land with articles for hunting, namely a lamp and hunting a wild animal, namely a hare at an unknown location on December 19, 2017.
Sgt Brian Jacob gave evidence to the court that the State are alleging Mr Connors was using a lurcher dog to kill hares.
He said lurchers are used as a sport to see which dog can catch the hare first.
Sgt Jacob also told the court that rabbits were allegedly retrieved from the back of a van.
Mr Connors was represented by David Powderly, solicitor.
A bench warrant was issued for the defendant's arrest.