A man has appeared in court charged with the murder 31-year-old taxi driver Mark Smyth in Blanchardstown on Tuesday.

Carlos Byrne, 22, with an address at Linnitsfield Square, Clonee, appeared at a sitting of Dublin District Court this morning.

Michael Kennedy of Blanchardstown Garda Station gave evidence of arresting Mr Bryne at 11.10pm last night at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Sgt Kennedy told the court that when the charge was put to him, Mr Byrne said 'I'm sorry'.

Judge Lindsay remanded the accused in custody. Mr Byrne is to appear at Cloverhill District Court next Thursday.

The 31-year-old Mr Smyth, from Duleek in Co Meath, died after being stabbed with a knife.

Mr Smyth was stabbed a number of times after a row broke out in his car.

A 25-year-old woman, arrested yesterday as part of the investigation, has been released.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.