A 41-year-old man from Raheny in Dublin has appeared before Dublin District Court charged with the murder of his father.

71-year-old John McAuliffe, known locally as Tony, was discovered dead on the ground outside his flat in Artane yesterday morning.

Anthony McAuliffe was arrested yesterday and detained overnight at Raheny Garda Station. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday 1 November.

The Court has granted a request from his solicitor for psychiatric assessment.