A 44-year-old has been before Dublin District Court charged with the murder of Mary Ryan in the city centre at the weekend.

Ms Ryan, 37, who was originally from Drogheda in Co Louth, was found with serious injuries at her home on Sherrard Street in the north inner city on Saturday.

She was taken to the Mater Hospital where she later died.

This morning 44-year-old Waldemar Solowiow, who is from Poland, was brought before the District Court charged with her murder between 18 and 19 May.

Detective Garda Ian Brunton gave evidence that he arrested the accused man yesterday at Mountjoy Garda Station.

He said Mr Solowiow said "nothing" in response to the charge.

The court heard Mr Solowiow, who has an address on Sherrard Street, is originally from Poland and is unemployed.

He was granted legal aid and was remanded in custody to be brought before Clover Hill District Court in a week.

His solicitor Alice O'Reilly asked that Judge Gráinne Malone recommend that he receive medical treatment in custody for "physical and psychological difficulties".