A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 16-year-old girl in Tallaght in Dublin two weeks ago.

Keith Hall, with an address at Kilmartin Drive in Tallaght was remanded in custody for a week.

Melanie McCarthy-McNamara was shot in the head while sitting in a car on Brookview Way on 8 February. She died a short time later in hospital.

Gardaí believe she was not the intended target of the attack.

Mr Hall appeared in court this afternoon charged with Ms McCarthy-McNamara's murder.

He was one of two people arrested in connection with her murder five days ago.

The second person, a 17-year-old, also appeared before Tallaght District Court on outstanding warrants for unrelated drugs and firearms offences.