A man has been before a special sitting of Cork District Court tonight charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 26-year old Alan Kelleher at a flat at Togher in the city on Thursday last. 32-year-old Lawrence O'Sullivan, with an address at 26 Clashduv Road, Togher, was remanded in custody by Judge Unsinn McGruairc. O'Sullivan was accompanied by members of his family in Court for this evening's ten minute hearing. An application for free legal aid was granted by Judge McGruairc.

Detective Garda Tim Sullivan of Togher Garda station told the Court that he was objecting to granting O'Sullivan free legal aid on the grounds that he was liable to abscond and had already interfered with prospective witnesses. He was remanded in custody overnight to appear again at Cork District Court tomorrow at 10.30am.