A man has appeared in court charged with possession of cocaine for sale or supply at a house in west Dublin.
Damien Wilson (46) had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court for the directions of the DPP to be made available.
Mr Wilson, with an address at Harelawn Green, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell or supply at Chaplain's Place, Clondalkin, on October 10.
He is also facing a related charge of simple possession of the drug at the same address and on the same date.
The charges are under Sections 3 and 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
The more serious sale or supply charge can be dealt with summarily at district court level or on indictment at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, which has tougher sentencing powers on conviction.
The court heard that the directions of the DPP were needed in the case.
Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said he believed the case would "ultimately proceed on indictment".
He was not objecting to the matter being adjourned to a date in late January.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the case and remanded the accused on continuing bail.
He also granted free legal aid to the accused after a statement of his financial means was handed in to court and there were no garda objections.