The husband of Waterford woman Meg Walsh, who died in October 2006, has been charged with her murder.

40-year-old John O'Brien was brought before Waterford District Court this morning.

Mr O'Brien was arrested last night at his home in Ballinakill Downs, near Waterford City and charged with the murder of his wife.

35-year-old Ms Walsh, who is originally from the Mallow area of Co Cork, disappeared on 1 October 2006.  Her body was found in the River Suir in Waterford City two weeks later.

Mr O'Brien has been remanded in custody to appear again at Waterford District Court next Friday.  An application was made for free legal aid.