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He also agreed it is likely the case will be sent forward to the circuit court and there was a lot of technical evidence.
Trial may not be held until 2019 He said he could not dispute the defence suggestions that the trial may not be held until 2019.
The man, who was dressed in a grey suit, did not address the court.
Garda Faulkner agreed with defence counsel Seamus Clarke that directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions need to be obtained.
The alleged offences are under Section Three of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006, which can carry jail terms of up to five years.
Objecting to bail, Garda Stephen Faulkner said it was alleged the man frequently travelled over from the UK by ferry to meet the girl for sex and gardaí have recovered videos of sexual activity from the defendant’s phone.
Bail with a range of strict conditions was set at €200,000 and he was remanded in custody to appear again in court on Friday.
His bank accounts showed he won a substantial amount in the UK lotto, the garda said.
Whats App messages and videos Analysis of his phone was conducted allegedly showing 69 images and five videos of the accused and the girl, the court was told.
Since their last alleged meeting, the man has been in contact with the schoolgirl and her family.
It was alleged that he travelled to Ireland to confront her mother to discuss his feelings for her daughter.