The husband of Rachel O'Reilly, who was murdered at her home in The Naul in Co Dublin in October 2004, has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Joe O'Reilly, 35, with an address at Lambay View, Baldarragh, The Naul, Co Dublin, was arrested at 9.55am today at an address in Co Louth.

Appearing in Swords District Court this morning, Mr O'Reilly made no reply when charged with the murder of his wife on 4 October 2004.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Friday.