Former public representative has period of detention extended over conspiracy to murder charge

Saturday 02 March 2013 18.56
Man brought before special sitting of District Court
Man brought before special sitting of District Court

A former public representative who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder has had his period of detention extended.

The man was brought before a special sitting of the District Court at around 9am.

Judge Olan Kelleher granted a garda application to extend the man's detention by a further 72 hours.

The man was then returned to a Garda station in Cork city where he's being detained, in order to continue his questioning.