Kathleen Mulhall has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court on charges arising from the killing of her boyfriend Fareh Swaleh Noor.

The 54-year-old, with an address at St Mary's Park in Carlow, faces nine charges - that she withheld information, helped clean up a crime scene, five counts of giving false information over Mr Noor's whereabouts, and two counts of pretending she did not know his whereabouts.

Today the court was told that a tenth charge, that of impeding an arrest, was being withdrawn.

Her daughters Linda and Charlotte are serving sentences for killing Fareh Swaleh Noor whose dismembered remains were found in the Royal Canal in Dublin in 2005.

Their mother was this morning sent forward for trial to the present sittings of the Central Criminal Court, after being served with the Book of Evidence.

She was also granted legal aid for two counsel and advised that if she intended to rely on an alibi she had 14 days from today to provide one.

Her case will now take its place in the court's list and could be heard by the end of the year.